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Elective Title: 46MI721 — HOSPITALIST ELECTIVE


This rotation will involve medical students seeing a wide variety of internal medicine patients on the acute floor. Students will work one-on-one with a member of the Hospitalist group. Patient care will be over ICU (seeing up to 2-3 patients daily), telemetry and medical outpatient wards, with the student. Pre-rounding will be expected.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu)

Director: Vinay Tumuluri, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: IU Health La Porte Hospital/ Hospitalist Department (La Porte)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the variety of clinical presentations commonly seen in a community hospital on a hospitalist service (MK3)

  • 2) Compare and contrast common clinical diagnoses that present to a hospitalist service (PC2)
  • 3) Design an appropriate and cost effective treatment plan for the care of patients presenting with these common diagnoses (SBP5)
  • 4) Demonstrate effective communication with the patient and their families as well as other physicians (ISC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (IUSM-MSA); (Assessment will be made by direct observation of patient interviewing, clinical skills, communication and presentations. Assessment will be made by the Hospitalist with the most direct contact with the student).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50-55

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical, 15% Library Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators. Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu or 219-980-6561 or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525.. South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870) Housing may be available. Details to be worked out with course director.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None