Sub-I Curriculum

We offer a subinternship experience in hospital based family medicine.  The experience includes taking call with residents on our Family Medicine Service and care for the pediatric, and adult medicine patients they admit under the supervision of our senior residents and faculty.  Students will also have an opportunity to rotate through our outpatient clinic at Cherry Hill once per week. Students will be responsible for their own housing, food and transportation.


Goals of the Rotation:

Students will provide care for the full spectrum of family medicine, including pediatric and adult medicine inpatient and outpatient care.

  • Students will serve as interns for under the supervision of family medicine residents and attending physicians.
  • Students will be able to perform an initial assessment of patients under consideration for admission to the family medicine service.
  • Students will be able to implement diagnostic and therapeutic plans taking into account evidence-based information and patient preferences.
  • Based on their demonstrated knowledge, skills and attitudes, students will be able to participate on an inpatient family medicine team with an advanced degree of independence and responsibility in preparation for their R-1 year.
  • Under the guidance of residents and faculty, students will formulate clinical questions relevant to patient care, research appropriate sources, and present evidence-based information to team members.
  • Students will learn to provide patient-centered inpatient care and document that care appropriately.
  • Students will be able to provide continuity of care to patients in both the hospital and the ambulatory setting.
  • Students will provide care to a multi-ethnic, underserved patient population.



  • Perform a complete and accurate patient-centered initial history and physical exam for patients being considered for admission or admitted to the family medicine service.
  • Evaluate patients in the residency’s outpatient clinic, combining subjective and objective data to formulate diagnoses and design appropriate treatment plans that reflect patient-centered, evidence-based practice.
  • Deliver succinct and organized oral summaries of patient cases to residents and attending physicians.
  • Write thorough, complete, legible, organized admission notes, progress notes, and clinic notes that support the degree of care provided including presenting problems, past medical history, personal information, family history, review of systems and physical examination.
  • Formulate diagnostic and treatment plans independently before review with residents, attending physicians and consultants.
  • Interact with floor administrators, nurses, social workers, therapists, consultants and the other members of the family medicine team to achieve good patient outcomes taking into account the patient's perspective.
  • Perform procedures as necessary for patient care under the supervision of residents, consultants or attending physicians.



  • Call will be 1 weekend and 3 weekdays



  • Students will also participate in a variety of didactic experiences offered through the residency


Evaluation of course:

  • Web Q online evaluation form will evaluate both program and faculty teachers


Evaluation of student:

  • This course will not have a written test. The course director will formally evaluate student performance with input from faculty and residents. 

    References: See web site (under development, will provide more details and direct links to these references available through UW Health Sciences Library web site).



  • EBM Tutorial site
  • Up to Date
  • UW HSL Care Provider's Toolkit


Required Readings: 

  • As needed to provide appropriate patient care.