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Family Medicine residents rotate on the Adult Inpatient Medicine Service (AIMS). The student will function as a sub-Intern on an AIMS team consisting of one Senior Family Medicine Resident and two Family Medicine Intern Residents. Faculty physicians may be Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine physicians. The student does not take call, but will have some days until 9 p.m.  The student will provide the primary care for 2-5 patients at a time. Didactic sessions will include daily Attending Teaching Rounds, daily Afternoon Report and Noon Conference, and weekly Medicine Grand Rounds.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: Elizabeth Roth, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Utilize bedside clinical information to develop an efficient, focused, and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic management plan (PC3)

  • 2) Present clinical information and concise management plans orally to colleagues and supervisors (ISC5)
  • 3) Assist in the primary care management of adult patients with a wide variety of medical problems (PC1)
  • 4) Demonstrate skills required to fulfill in-hospital, on-call responsibilities to include cross coverage of your colleague's patients, as well as the evaluation and management of newly admitted patients (SBP1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 60

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org) To check availability, contact contact Beth Dragoo, bvdragoo@ascension.org. We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None