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  1. Review the pertinent learning objectives to your specialty (see "Rotations and Objectives" tab).

  2. Observe and sign-off on portions of the history & physical exams each day.

  3. Provide verbal feedback at the end of each week.

  4. Provide written feedback to students in difficulty (especially important if you feel the student is at risk of failing the rotation).
    In addition, please email this feedback to the student & the Clerkship Director ( .

  5. Completion of One45 ITERs.  

  6. Complete requested EPAs in a timely fashion

  7. Ensure adherence to UME work-hour restrictions.
    55 hours per week (not including call), dismissal by 10am post-call.


The Internal Medicine Clerkship Academic Half Day is consistently a highly rated aspect of the Internal Medicine rotation and is entirely due to our excellent preceptors.  We truly appreciate your ongoing support!

The Academic Half Day occurs on Wednesday afternoons.  The afternoon starts with bedside teaching from 1-3pm and is followed by an interactive learning session from 3-5pm.  We are always looking for keen and dynamic preceptors to help facilitate these sessions.  Internal medicine residents (PGY2 and higher) and subspecialty residents are also welcome! 

  • If you are interested in participating as a bedside teaching preceptor, please see the attached link for available sessions. BST Sign up.

  • If you are interested in teaching our interactive learning sessions please reach out to us at


Cumming School of Medicine – “Big 10” Educational Objectives

1)     Demonstrate the basic science and clinical science knowledge and skills necessary for the supervised practice of medicine, and use knowledge efficiently in the analysis and solution of clinical presentations.

2)    Evaluate patients and properly manage their medical problems by;

  • Conducting a comprehensive history and thorough physical examination; reliably eliciting appropriate information in the history and detecting abnormal findings on the physical examination.

  • Correctly identifying the patient’s diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and medical problems.

  • Applying an appropriate clinical reasoning process to the patient’s problems.

  • Advocating for patients while formulating and implementing a resource-conscious management plan to deal effectively with patient problems.

  • Applying basic patient safety principles.

3)    Apply a comprehensive patient-centred approach in the evaluation and care of patients including sensitivity to differing: Mentation and gender identity, cultural and spiritual beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, economic situations.

4)    Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of disease prevention and health promotion for individual patients and populations and incorporate them into treatment plans as appropriate.

5)    Communicate and interact effectively with patients, families, medical staff and others involved in the delivery of health services.

6)    Describe and apply ethical principles and high standards in all aspects of medical practice.

7)    Exhibit appropriate professional behavior, including awareness of personal Wellness and limitations.

8)    Formulate clear clinical questions and apply an evidence-based approach to solving these questions.

9)    Demonstrate educational initiative and self-directed lifelong learning skills.

10)    Describe the basic principles of clinical and translational research, including how such research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients and applied to patient care.

Cumming School of Medicine Internal Medicine Clerkship Rotation Objectives


By the end of the internal medicine clerkship rotation, clinical clerks will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to confidently proceed in training as a junior resident on any medical service. 

Performance will be assessed by clerks’ active participation in the formal teaching activities and the formative midterm MCQ examination, as well as successful completion of the summative MCQ examination, completed logbook and the in-training performance evaluation (ITER) reports.

MTU and each subspecialty have rotation-specific objectives that may be found under the tab dedicated to each.

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