Baylor University Medical Center offers a full spectrum of internal medicine elective rotations for students from any LCME medical school, and elective courses are generally four weeks long.
Each elective has a unique inpatient-outpatient mix, which can often be tailored to an individual student’s needs. Our electives are based on the preceptor concept—one student interacts with one attending. The acting internship, in which a student is assigned to one of the medical services, is an exception. All electives include academic sessions that emphasize salient points of the work-up, differential diagnoses, and therapy. Students also learn the medical, social, and financial implications of medical decisions and we emphasize compassion, empathy, and clinical scholarship in providing quality patient care.
Because transferring knowledge is an integral part of the practice of medicine, attending physicians at BUMC share insights, information, and practical skills with residents. This is a broad range of experience from which to draw, considering that BUMC is one of the nation’s largest private hospitals and a major tertiary referral center.
The following electives are available at Baylor University Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department: