MED MS 100.1: Sub-internship in Medicine—Boston Medical Center

The Sub-internship in Medicine is designed to provide a practical, hands-on learning experience to prepare the student for internship. It does so by challenging and building the capacity of the student to work as an increasingly independent, highly competent, and compassionate caregiver and contributing team member. To achieve this goal, the sub-intern will work as an advanced care provider under the direct supervision of the inpatient team resident and assume increasing responsibility for the initial evaluation and integration of the total care of assigned patients. The student is expected to integrate medical knowledge with clinical and interpersonal skills in order to demonstrate independent thought and develop a plan of action. A central challenge for the student is to develop a balance between acting independently and acknowledging his/her limitations and seeking help as appropriate. The clinical work is complemented by conferences offered by the Department of Medicine.

Responsibilities include:

  • Admitting patients to the team – you will likely start at one admission per day during several days of the week but should work toward admitting two patients regularly on long call days, and hopefully, three or more patients on one or more occasions.
  • Following a core of patients (on average 3-6 patients).
  • Taking late-night “call” approximately every 4th night.
  • Providing patient care through the last Sunday of the rotation.

Students are expected to abide by the BUSM student work hours guidelines.