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What to Know Before You Start

To start your Internal Medicine Clerkship you will need to:

  • Complete the credentialing forms listed below

  • Attend the scheduled fingerprinting session

Please use your full legal name on all forms and provide all the required information. Further information will be emailed prior to your start date. Failure to complete credentialing may delay your medical record access.

Credentialing Forms

Rotation Logistics

  • 8-week block of inpatient general internal medicine (4 weeks at VA, 4 weeks at UAB).

  • Off days: weekends and SOM holidays except when your team is on-call or post-call.
    View calendar here.

  • Our learning activities occur most afternoons at 1:15 pm. You must attend at least 65% of the learning activity sessions.

  • One afternoon clinic session per week while on VA rotation; one required simulation session per week while on TH rotation.

  • You can (and should) write your own History and Physicals on new patients and daily progress notes on any patients you are following. You may also propose orders to your residents for approval.

  • The patient load may vary by census and timing in the clerkship, but generally, you should start low, and increase as you are able with a focus on being comprehensive and complete.


Throughout this clerkship, you are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Clinical Skills, Medical Knowledge, and Professionalism. While your most important responsibility is the care of your patients, you will also be expected to work as part of the healthcare team and continue your self-development by identifying learning goals, deliberate practice, and seeking and assimilating feedback. View and download our objectives


  • You must attend all patient care activities unless you are excused for an off day as detailed above or as per the attendance policy.

  • Attend clinic except when your team is on call. View the duty hours policy for more information.

  • Attend at least 65% of afternoon educational activities, including all simulation sessions.

  • Maintain and submit your patient log before the rotation ends.

  • Submit your completed midblock evaluations by the start of the 3rd and 7th week of the rotation (1 each). View the Midblock form.

For questions, please contact:

Halie Biggs
Education Coordinator, Department of Medicine 
(205) 934-7090