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If you will be starting your clinical rotations soon, it may not be long until you are in the third year internal medicine clerkship. This rotation is sometimes referred to as the "basic" or "core" internal medicine or medicine clerkship since it is one of the primary educational courses of your early clinical training. The third year medicine clerkship is also sometimes called a "foundational" rotation for students, primarily because it is so important to your subsequent clinical training experiences, and because the things you will hopefully learn will start to build a foundation of knowledge you will use for your entire career.
The third year clerkship is usually one of the longest of the year or occupies the most time in a longitudinal rotation. Many medicine clerkships include experience rotating on one or more inpatient services, either in general internal medicine, an internal medicine subspecialty, or possibly both. Some medicine clerkships also have an ambulatory/outpatient component, although at some institutions this may be a separate rotation or may be combined into a primary care experience. Although there are many variations on the theme, the core medicine clerkship will be designed to help you learn what is involved in caring for patients with often complex disease, and in the process will introduce you to different aspects of internal medicine.
Many students view the medicine clerkship with some ambivalence—usually with great excitement at what they will be experiencing and learning, but also with some trepidation because of the amount of information involved and the complexity of the patients. Add to this the fact that you will likely be stepping into what may seem like a foreign place since you may not have had a lot of clinical experience beforehand, the level of anxiety can be quite high!
But rest assured that virtually all students survive the experience, and actually come out on the other side a lot smarter and more experienced than when they went in! Here are some things you can do to prepare for the medicine clerkship:
The third year medicine clerkship will likely be an experience you will remember for the rest of your career, regardless of your ultimate professional path—try to make the most of this important rotation!