Updated 3/30/2012
Faculty: Davinder K. Lally, MD – Course Director
Institutions: Palmetto Health Richland, Dorn VA
Location: Columbia, SC
Duration: 4 Weeks
Course Offered: Throughout Academic Year  except period 6
Number of Students: MEDI D615 – 4 per period   - 2 VA, 2 PRMH

Students Report To: An orientation letter will be mailed with details prior to the beginning of the rotation. Contact Megan Gleaton at 803-545-5316 for further information.
Acting interns function as members of the Ward team, and are partnered with a senior level medical resident.
Goals of the Rotation:

  1. To refine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to excel in internship
  2. To understand, diagnose, and manage a wide range of illnesses encountered in the inpatient care of adult patients
  3. To assume increasing responsibility for the medical care of patients
  4. To interact effectively with other members of the inpatient medical team
  5. To develop a lifelong habit of self-directed learning and continued growth

Evaluation: The final grade is based on an A-F scale. The evaluation is competency based, with the competencies listed below being assessed:

    • Clinical decision making/problem solving skills
    • Case presentation (verbal and written)
    • Test selection and interpretation
    • Therapeutic decision making
    • Self directed learning