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Internal Medicine

Suite 2B, Elkins Building
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-481-4350
Fax: 215-481-4361

Clerkship Director
Ann Peff , M.D.

Chairman Richard S.
, M.D.

For information, please contact: Judith McMichael, Student Coordinator
Phone: 215-481-4350 Fax: 215-481-4361


  • 15 core faculty members, including palliative care and geriatrics
  • ACGME accredited residency in internal medicine with 44 residents and 2 geriatric fellows.
  • Department of Medicine Attendings in general medicine, pulmonary and critical care, cardiology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, neurology and PMR
  • Fellows from Drexel University College of Medicine rotate on many of the medicine subspecialty services and are actively involved in student education

3rd year Clerkship

  • Students
    • TUH: 4-5 students per 8 week rotation
    • PCOM: 1 student per 4 week rotation
    • DUCOM: 1 student per 4 week Ambulatory Block.
  • Structure
    • Inpatient assignment to one of seven general medicine services all of which function in a hospitalist model.
    • Inpatient teams consist of an upper-year resident, one to two interns, a third year clerk or physician assistant student and a subintern.
    • The DUCOM ambulatory student is assigned to one of 2 AMH outpatient practices.
  • Lectures
    • TUH generated, case-based curriculum curriculum, delivered by AMH faculty, including the Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, and geriatrics, ethics and palliative care faculty.
    • TUH students attend Friday afternoon Sim Center conference at TUH
    • PCOM students attend weekly student lectures at PCOM.
    • Cardiology/ EKG Interpretation: Dr Steven Teich, weekly lecture
    • Hematology/Oncology Rounds: Dr. Peter Pickens, weekly case discussion and pathology slide review.
    • Student case presentations and bedside rounds with Dr. J. Kelly, Chief of Staff
    • Other lectures students are encouraged to attend
      • Daily Resident morning report daily, 8:30 – 9:30
      • Resident 12 noon conferences
      • Medicine Grand Rounds, Wednesday 9AM
    • DUCOM Ambulatory student attends twice weekly lecture sessions at the Queen’s Lane campus.
    • Schwartz Rounds: 2nd Wednesday of every month except Dec., July & August
  • Call and weekends
    • 3rd yr clerk and PA Responsibilities on GMF Services, No overnight or long call.
    • 4th year Subinterns take one night a week call from 5pm – 8pm, with their resident.


  • One 3rd year TUH student is assigned via the TUH lottery to a 4-week rotation with Abington Neurological Associates. The rotation includes both an inpatient service (consultation and primary attending) and an outpatient experience.

4th Year Sub Internship in Medicine

  • Students
    • TUH: 1-3 students per 4 week block
    • DUCOM: 1-3 students per 4 week block
    • PCOM: 1-3 students per 4 week block
  • Structure
    • Assigned to one of the 7 inpatient general medicine services, all of which function in a hospitalist model.
    • Teams consist of an upper year resident, one to two interns, a third year clerk or physician assistant student and one subintern.
  • Lectures
    • 8 DUCOM case-based curriculum
    • Delivered by DUCOM & AJH faculty
  • Weekends and Call
    • Subinterns take one night a week call from 5pm – 8pm, with their resident.
    • Subinterns make Saturday rounds until 12N.

4th Year Electives

  • Lottery assigned for TUH and DUCOM students.
  • Following the lottery, electives can be arranged by calling or emailing Judith McMichael,
  • Available to 4th year medical students (allopathic and osteopathic) in good standing. Two-week electives are not available.
  • The Department of Medicine does not have a program for international medical graduates seeking an observership.
  • Electives offered:
    • Infectious Disease
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Coronary Care Unit
    • Medical Intensive Care Unit
    • Rheumatology
    • Nephrology
    • Palliative Care
    • Geriatrics
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Neuro Interventional & Neuro Critical Care
    • Neurology (DUCOM only)
    • Medicine Sub-Internship