Studying internal medicine is the cornerstone of medical practice. Knowledge and skills learned in internal medicine enable the students to deal with the majority of problems related to other specialties and subspecialties. Most of the training in this clerkship is focused on secondary and tertiary levels of health care, which have to complement, rather than replace, the primary level.
The study of internal medicine helps the students adopt a wholistic approach to patient problems. The subspecialties within the medical clerkship are neurology, cardiology, dermatology and oncology etc., which view in depth aspects of the rapidly expanding areas within the medical practice.
A two-week block during medical clerkship semester designed to contain common
medical and surgical emergencies seen in Emergency Department, mostly
undifferentiated cases, that require life-saving management including
prioritization, resuscitation and stabilization, simultaneous management of
more than one patient, appropriately-focused history and physical examination,
working differential diagnosis and quick investigations, courageous attitude,
adequate basic clinical skills, organization skills and documentation habits,
recognition of importance of pre-hospital or onsite emergency care,
psychological care, ethical issues in emergency