Clerkships

Penn State Hershey Medicine provides a wide range of medical student education programs in both the pre-clinical and clinical years of training at Penn State College of Medicine.  Please select the appropriate tab for additional information regarding these educational activities:

Updates and Changes

Students returning to Hershey for the second four week block of their clerkship, should report to at 8:00a.m. for Brief Orientation as outlined in the original orientation notification materials. 

All other students should report directly to their assigned affiliate location as instructed.

Notices & Reminders

Medicine Clerkship Rotation Evaluations are sent to your student mailbox approximately mid-rotation (end of first 4-week block).  These evaluations MUST be completed and presented, along with other required documentation as outlined in the Clerkship Handbook, PRIOR to the NBME Subject Exam on the last Friday of the clerkship.

Medicine Clerkship Case of the Month

The overarching educational goal of this assignment is to allow students to engage in scholarly pursuit, an important facet of internal medicine, during the clerkship. 

Projects are reviewed  by key members of the Department of Medicine Educational Team.  Two abstracts from each clerkship block are awarded the title of  "Clerkship Case of the Month".  Students are encouraged to submit their abstract for consideration in other venues, including the Department of Medicine research day, as well as the ACP and SGIM regional meetings and other local, regional, and national meetings.  In addition, during the academic year several monthly winners are asked to present their cases to faculty and house staff at a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.