Students are expected to attend each of the lectures, and are asked to maintain a Patient Case Log indicating that they have directly participated in the care of a patient in each category (clinic, ER, or consult evaluation, directly caring for a patient on the wards, or scrubbing into the case in the operating room). Because different clerkship sites have varied offerings in terms of case experience, web-based case scenarios will be offered for each category. Students will be expected to complete the case scenarios by the final week of their clerkship for those categories in which they have not been involved in direct patient care.
The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.
Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.