MED 7850

Acting Intern Internal Medicine


Mariah Ipsan
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog description:  The Acting Internship in Internal Medicine is an opportunity for students to serve patients in a general inpatient setting. Acting internship students will take on the responsibility of an acting intern on the internal medicine inpatients team. They will collaborate with medicine interns and medical students in their foundational training. They will be supervised by medicine senior residents and faculty attendings.



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Site Code

Site Name



UMMC - East Bank

Students go to both sites

Variety Club Research Center


Hennepin County Medical Center



Abbott Northwestern Hospital



Regions Hospital



VA Medical Center


Required session attendance: Orientation

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery mode:  8AM-5PM, 6 days/wk

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to provide comprehensive care to patients in a general internal medicine inpatient setting, specifically:

  • Provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, physical examination, and the use of laboratory data, imaging, and other tests
  • Organize and prioritize responsibilities to provide care that is safe, effective, and efficient
  • Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment
  • Interpret laboratory data, imaging studies, and other tests required for the area of practice
  • Develop and carry out patient management plans
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families to empower them to participate in their care and enable shared decision making
  • Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic approach to clinical situations
  • Identify and perform learning activities that address one's gaps in knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patients' health problems
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals
  • Incorporate feedback into daily practice

Graded components:

  • Evaluations from attendings
  • Short essay

Grading scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: No

Course equivalency:  Does not apply