Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Clerkship

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a nine-week clinical rotation that is designed to provide all third-year medicine (M3) students with:

  • development of clinical competence,
  • fostering appropriate attitudes toward professional responsibility as a physician, and
  • and introduction to the specialty of Internal Medicine.


Clerkship Goals & Objectives

The overall goal of the Internal Medicine Clerkship is the mastery of the basic core competencies that are essential for practice as a competent physician focused on the ACGME core competencies.

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Performance Requirements

Students must meet minimum performance requirements to complete the Internal Medicine satisfactorily.

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Course Administration

Clinical Experiential Director & Course Directors

Dr. Paul Lecat serves as the Clinical Experiential Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship and in collaboration with Dr. David Sperling, Senior Director of Clinical Experiential Learning, and Dr. Susan Nofziger, Director of M3 Clinical Experiences, provides oversight for the clerkship. In his role as Clinical Experiential Director, Dr. Lecat ensures that implementation of the Internal Medicine curriculum is comparable across all teaching sites.

Paul Lecat, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.6843

David M. Sperling, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.6778

Susan Nofziger, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.5907

Course Coordinator

David Ruble, M.S.
Phone: 330.325.6140


Sharon Purvis
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330-325-6321

Department Chair

Joseph Zarconi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Phone: 330.325.6541

Department of Internal Medicine

College of Medicine at NEOMED