PGY-1 Medicine Consult Liaison Service - UCMC

Overview

The General Medicine Consultation Service at UCMCis a clinical rotation that provides house officers exposure to the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of medical disease.  This rotation is intended to provide the exposure, clinical knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes needed to care for these patients.  The medical team consists of a supervising attending physician, an intern and a medical student at times; the rotation lasts for two months for those residents who wish to do 4 months of medicine in the PGY-1 year. 

patient care

The intern will

  • learn to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of medical disease. 
  • develop the clinical knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes needed to care for a wide variety of medically ill patients
  • provide care for adult patients with general medical comorbidities admitted from the clinic, the emergency room, directly from home or transferred from other hospitals and admitted under other services than General Internal Medicine at UCM

medical knowledge

Interns will learn about the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of a wide range of cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine, hematologic, GI and renal disease presentations, among others.

interpersonal and communications skills

Interns are expected to demonstrate skills to communicate effectively with

  • patients from a wide variety of ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and their families
  • staff, senior residents and attendings on the medicine service and on the consulting services
  • medical students

professionalism

Interns are expected to demonstrate professional behavior such as timeliness, responsibility in follow through, compassionate patient care, and to provide professional role modeling to medical students.  Interns are expected to attend all teaching activities, and to follow a syllabus for self-directed learning that is distributed to housestaff at the beginning of their rotation on the Mercy Inpatient General Medicine Service. 

Educational Materials

General Syllabus