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UTMB 3rd Year Internal Medicine Clerkship (Ambulatory Portion)
Every third year medical student at UTMB is required to take the
Internal Medicine Clerkship. The entire course is 12 weeks. The
inpatient portion is eight weeks and the outpatient portion is four
weeks (with a volunteer community teaching physician).
Community Teaching Physician Qualifications
- MD or DO
- Board-certified in Internal Medicine
- Preceptors must be licensed and working in the State of Texas
- Generalists or specialists are allowed to teach for this course, but they must be working in an ambulatory setting
- No disparaging board-orders on the Texas State Medical Board
- Preceptor must go through UTMB appointment benefits and process before accepting students
Community Teaching Physician Commitment per Student
Minimum: 4.5 days each week for 4 weeks (36 hours in clinic each week)
Maximum: 45 hours each week for 4 weeks (students need time to study for their shelf exam at the end of this rotation)
Preceptors may ask a student to round with them in the hospital after
regular clinic hours. They may also ask the student to work during
Saturday clinic hours. Both of these teaching opportunities are
long as that time does not exceed the 45 hour work week maximum for the
If the student is placed with an IM specialist, please let UTMB
know 3 weeks prior to the start of the Term. We will make sure to assign
different IM specialties for the student's 2 months of inpatient
Please get an email address from the IM preceptors so that we may
send reminders of the student evaluations the preceptors now fill out
online. We are no longer using paper copies for student evaluations.
2017-2018 Academic Calendar
|Term 1||Term 2|
|Term 1 Schedules sent to AHEC: 05/22/2017||Term 2 schedules sent to AHEC: 8/14/2017|
|AHEC returns Term 1 schedules: 06/19/2017||AHEC returns Term 2 schedules: 9/11/2017|
|Period 01: 07/03/17 - 07/28/17||Period 04: 09/25/17 - 10/20/17|
|Period 02: 07/31/17 - 08/25/17||Period 05: 10/23/17 - 11/17/17|
|Period 03: 08/28/17 - 09/22/17||Period 06: 11/20/17 - 12/15/17|
|Term 3||Term 4|
|Term 3 schedules sent to AHEC: 12/04/2017||Term 4 schedules sent to AHEC: 02/26/2018|
|AHEC returns Term 3 schedules: 01/01/2018||AHEC returns Term 4 schedules: 03/26/2018|
|Period 07: 01/15/18 - 02/09/18||Period 10: 04/09/18 - 05/04/18|
|Period 08: 02/12/18 - 03/09/18||Period 11: 05/07/18 - 06/01/18|
|Period 09: 03/12/18 - 04/06/18||Period 12: 06/04/18 - 06/29/18|
AHEC coordinators will receive blank schedules from UTMB six weeks
prior to the beginning of each Term. The due date for all schedules is 2
weeks prior to the start of each Term. This gives the AHEC coordinators
4 weeks to locate a community teaching physician for each Term.
UTMB Internal Medicine Website
UTMB Internal Medicine Clerkship Syllabus (PDF)
UTMB Internal Medicine Clerkship Goals and Objectives (PDF)
UTMB Internal Medicine Facilitator Guide (PDF)
UTMB Internal Medicine Clerkship Evaluation Form (Doc)
Please fill out IM Clerkship student evaluations online using the
following evaluation instructions and website. The above evaluation form
is used for example purposes only. You will be sent a UTMB
username/password to log into the New Innovations website to complete IM
Clerkship student evaluations.
Online Student Evaluation Instructions (PDF)
This link will take you to instructions on how to log into the IM clerkship online student evaluation website.
Online Student Evaluation Website
This is a direct link to the online student evaluation website.
If you are interested in teaching medical students for the UTMB 3rd Year Internal Medicine Clerkship, please contact Brian Sullivan.