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The Internal Medicine Interest Group at University of Chicago is
traditionally run by 4th year medical students who are applying
into internal medicine with participation on the board open to all
four classes. The goal of the group is to spark an interest in
internal medicine in 1st and 2nd year medical students while
showing them the career options, to prepare 3rd year students for
their medicine clerkships and introduce them to various medicine
resources, and to prepare 4th year students going into medicine for
the residency application process and for their intern year.
One of our biggest events of the year is the IMIG Clinical Case
Competition. We collaborate with our group's faculty advisor who
also runs a course titled "Turning your Clinical Cases into
Scholarly Work" which prepared fourth year students to present in
the competition. Fourth year medical students and internal medicine residents
were invited to compete in a oral case competition. Each competitor
was given five minutes to present an interesting case to a room of
University of Chicago internal medicine residents, students, and
faculty while a panel of internal medicine attendings judged the
oral presentations. Presentations were judged for things such as
clarity, innovation, originality, and educational value. The
competition closely mirrored the format of the ACP clinical
vignette competition. The event further encouraged participation in
the Northern Illinois ACP Associates Day as the medical student and
the resident winner were selected to represent the University of
Chicago at the with an oral presentation, while the other
participants submitted posters. Crowd participation was encouraged
both by questions after the presentations and voting on a "People's
Choice" award in each category. After the event IMIG hosted social
rounds that Friday evening where internal medicine faculty and
chief residents were invited to relax with students over drinks and
food. We used the social rounds and case competition to run an ACP
membership drive where membership forms were handed out and
enrolling in ACP was encouraged and the school's ACP enrollment was
increased to 21%.
The interest group also works to engage first and second year
students through events such as Mock Morning Report where a case is
presented with teaching points appropriate for a preclinical
student. The students are introduced to learning through case
presentations and the socratic style of morning report while being
given a chance to interact with chief residents and IM attendings.
Our most recent morning report reviewed a case of syncope where
preclinical students went over how to form a differential diagnosis
and how to read an EKG ultimately "diagnosing a patient" with 3rd
degree heart block.
The interest group holds a variety of other events throughout
the year including EKG and chest X-ray review sessions for 1st and
2nd years, an advice panel with medicine interns for 4th years, a
medicine clerkship information session for 3rd years, social events
with internal medicine attendings, and ACP recruitment sessions, as
well as encouraging students to participate in regional and
Emily Guhl and Ankit Bhatia
MS4 University of Chicago IMIG Co-Presidentseguhl@uchicago.edu,
December/January Issue of IMpact
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