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Clerkship Orientation

How to elect the advanced clerkship in medicine elective on the osler or polk services: Please refer to the "Schedule" page for instructions on how to elect a spot.


Successful completion of the Medicine Core Clerkship.

Assignment Schedule:

The Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Elective follows the academic/quarterly calendar dates. Dates are listed on the "Assignments" page of this website.

Scheduling Recommendations:

If you have decided that you will be applying for a residency in Internal Medicine, try to take the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Elective before October. .

Drop Policy:

You are required to contact the Course Director and Course Coordinator to obtain permission for any drops. You will be required to submit a "Drop Elective Form" signed by the Course Coordinator (on behalf of the Course Director).

Drop forms are available at the Registrar's Office and on the web:


We do not offer a waitlist. Students should check the "Calendar" page to learn if slots have become available over the course of the year.


Six weeks prior to the start of your elective (or sooner), you will be required to complete credentialing paperwork. Please refer to the "Assignments" page for more instructions.

Required Training, Prior To Start Of Rotation:

Students are required to complete training in the following before the start of the elective

  1. Provider Order Entry (POE) Training
  2. Sunrise Clinical Documentation (CLINDOC) for Providers:

E*Value - Evaluation Process:

E*Value is the online evaluation system for all clerkship students. This is a software program with multiple levels of security that uses encryption technology and multiple levels of security to coordinate the evaluation system. E*Value is located at Your Attending, ACS, Residents, and Interns will complete their evaluation of you utilizing E*Value.

Grading Process:

  1. The Department of Medicine will use the following system for assigning final grades for the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Elective: Fail, Pass, High Pass, and Honors.
  2. Grades will be assigned based on feedback from E*Value.
  3. Currently, NBME or standard patient examinations are not mandated as part of the grading scheme.

Orientation and Didactic/Case Presentation Dates:

Orientation and bi-weekly Didactic/Case Presentation dates are located on the "Calendar" page. Please confirm your orientation time and place before you are scheduled to start your rotation. Students are encouraged to attend the Medicine Housestaff noon conference series in addition to the 2 subintern specific sessions. Subintern conferences may not be scheduled on months with fewer than 4 students. Additionally, conferences may be changed based on call schedules. Students who are on call or post call on the date of a conference do not need to attend the didactic sessions.

Additional Advanced Clerkship (Sub-Internship) Opportunities:

  1. Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Hospitalist Program Elective (Sub-Internship): This is a Medicine Sub-internship on the new Hospitalist Program. Students will work directly with the Faculty Attending (no Interns or Residents) on this general medicine inpatient service, which admits a mixture of both community patients with "bread and butter" diagnoses and tertiary referral transfers with more varied uncommon diagnosis (2 -3 slots each month, 4 week duration). Students interested in this rotation should contact: Dr. Padmini Ranasinghe ( or Lisa Williams (, 443-287-3631). If you have any questions regarding the Hospitalist Program or wish to register for this course, please visit the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Hospitalist program site at
  2. Advanced Clinical Clerkship in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Student will have the responsibilities of a medicine intern under the supervision of an Assistant Resident and an Attending Physician on one of the medical units. The responsibilities are similar of those of an intern on the service, but with fewer patients and with even more direct resident supervision. If you would like more information about the availability at Bayview, please contact Dr. Janet Record (, 410-550-5018) or Eileen Bolcer (, 410-550-0521).

Visiting Students:

Due to the complexity of Hospital Information Systems and the Credentialing process, visiting students will not be accepted into the Advance Clerkship in Medicine Elective (Sub-internship) - Osler and Polk services.

Visiting students should contact Emma Ey,, for information regarding other Department of Medicine Consult Electives, including the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine (Sub-internship) on the Hospitalist service.

Work Hours:

It is the policy of the Department of Medicine and the Course Director that medical students should not typically work more hours than housestaff. Students on the Advanced Medicine Clerkship rotation should follow the intern hours schedule. Students on the Polk service can follow the Residents' typical schedule. Students who feel they are being asked to exceed these hours by their supervisors should contact the Course Director immediately.


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