Clerkship in Medicine

The core clerkship in medicine is a 12 week clerkship offered during the first three quarters of the academic year at four self-contained sites: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and the Providence Veterans Affairs Hospital. Two months of the clerkship are spent on inpatient medicine services, and one month is spent in an outpatient internal medicine setting.

Mission Statement

To provide all students with a solid grounding in adult medicine, using a combination of experiential and classroom learning.

Educational Goals

To enhance students' skill in:

  • Effective Communication
  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Using Basic Science in the Practice of Medicine
  • Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
  • Lifelong Learning

Suggested Textbooks

  • MKSAP for Students
  • Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students or similar

Required projects


Clerkship Sites and Personnel

Memorial Hospital

Clerkship Director
Sajid Saraf, MD
Phone: 729-2859

The Miriam Hospital

Clerkship Director
Beth Gentilesco, MD
Phone: 793-4001

Clerkship Coordinator
Diane Boulais

Rhode Island Hospital

Clerkship Director
Mark J. Fagan, MD
Ext. 444-5344
Pager 350-5462

Clerkship Coordinator
Susan DiFolco

Providence VA Medical Center

Clerkship Director
Amos Charles, MD
Phone: 457-3062

Clerkship Coordinator
Donna Golomboski
Phone: 273-7100 x3546