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Internal Medicine Clerkship Component

Medical Approach to the Patient (MAP)

The Medical Approach to the Patient (MAP) is a 12-week integrated clerkship block that is comprised of Internal Medicine and Neurology rotations. The course is structured to give clerkship students in-depth experience with the diagnosis and management of adult medical issues. Because of the significant clinical overlap between internal medicine and neurology, these two clerkships are combined to form the MAP experience. Students will rotate through eight weeks of internal medicine and four weeks of neurology during their MAP experience. In addition to rotation-specific didactics, students will attend the “Top Ten” series of didactics throughout their MAP clerkship, covering common chief complaints that encompass diagnoses specific to internal medicine and neurology.


  • Site Director, VA

    Assistant Professor; Physician Lead, High Reliability Organization, Medicine; Site Director, Chief Residency Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Medicine; Site Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Medicine; Co-Director, Distinction Pathway, Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership, Medicine; Associate Director, Health Equity, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Distinction Pathway

  • Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Associate DIO; GME Director, Educator Development, Department of Medicine; Associate, Teaching and Learning Center; Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Internal Medicine; Director of YMS Coaching Program , Office of Curriculum