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Internal Medicine Rotation Objectives

The Internal Medicine rotation is two weeks long.

The number of hours per week is 40 to 50. The intended objectives of this rotation are as follows:

  • The resident will be able to work up specifically assigned patients on the medical service.

  • The resident will be able to describe and perform the fundamental elements of history taking, physical examination and the problem-oriented medical record format.

  • The resident will be able to develop clinical judgment in relating medical abnormalities to proposed dental treatment.

  • The resident will be able perform the mechanics of chart documentation and medical record protocol.

  • The resident will have achieved enhanced skills in physical diagnosis/medical risk assessment.

  • The resident will understand the relationship between system and oral diseases and correlate the pathophysiological mechanisms.

  • The resident will become familiar with a wide range of symptomatic diseases and the drugs used in their treatment and management.

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