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General Internal Medicine - MEDC 543


Core Internal Medicine


UMMC, North Hospital 13th floor

Description & Goals:

The student will be exposed to inpatient general internal medicine consults throughout the University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma Center. The student will learn how to craft effective consultative notes and how to communicate with a primary service as a consultant. In addition, the student will learn the core principles of patient safety and quality improvement through the use of training modules. The student will then be able to participate in existing longitudinal projects related to patient safety/quality improvement or be challenged to start their own project. The student will work directly under the supervision of a general internal medicine attending during this elective.


  1. Learn art of effective consultative medicine.
  2. How to properly perform a perioperative risk assessment.
  3. Explore core principles of patient safety and quality improvement.

Number of Students:

1 per block

Time of Year Available:

All blocks


Weekdays 8am - 5pm; no nights or weekends

Faculty Responsible:

Kathryn Silva, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Lee-Ann Wagner, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
410-328-7607 fax

Administrative Contact:

Linette Blackburn
Administrative Assistant

Last Revision: January 9, 2014