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Gundersen offers inpatient and outpatient sub-internships for fourth-year medical students. From General Surgery to Family Medicine to Critical Care, our expert staff and residents are committed to your learning needs and professional goals. 

Sub-Internships and how to apply

Inpatient General Medicine Sub-Internship

Fourth-year medical students can apply for medical clerkships at Gundersen. We have 3 inpatient M4 rotations available for “Sub I” clerkship rotations including:

  • Internal Medicine  
  • Cardiology and Critical Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit and Pulmonary Medicine Critical Care

During your rotation, you’ll:

  • Teach and round, usually 7:30 am to noon weekdays before admissions  
  • Round 1 day on weekends  
  • Perform the role of a medical intern to the best of your capability  
  • Round on their own patients daily
  • Write the official admission
  • Discharge and take daily progress notes for the patient
  • Order writing and communication with consultants
  • Attend 2 interactive sessions with Kyla Lee, MD, on cross-cover calls and other topics

You’ll be taught and supervised by senior medical residents and the Internal Medicine or subspecialty teaching attendings. During the clerkship rotation, you’ll also meet with John Conzemius, MD, Internal Medicine Residency interim program director. Evaluations will be completed by the teaching attendings. 

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General Surgery Sub-Internship

As a medical student, you’ll serve an integral part of Gundersen’s surgical team alongside our General Surgery residents and faculty.  

During your General Surgery Sub-Internship, you will:

  • Be assigned a faculty mentor
  • Gain experience with general surgical, vascular and traumatic disease states
  • Teach and work rounds, typically Monday through Friday with 1 day a weekend off
  • Participate in pre-operative evaluations, clinic visits and emergency room evaluations  
  • Gain experience with invasive and non-invasive diagnostic testing for oncologic, gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases
  • Participate in outpatient care with post-operative patients and new surgical evaluations
  • Assist the surgical team in the operating room and the post-operative management of patients
  • Write daily progress notes, discharge summaries and history and physicals, including call responsibilities
  • Participate in a cadaver dissection and present a formal clinical presentation to the residency program

At the end of your rotation, you will meet with Mel Johnson, MD, General Surgery Residency program director. Evaluations will be completed by the teaching attendings.

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Family Medicine Residency Clinic Sub-Internship

Primarily an ambulatory experience, the Family Medicine Residency Clinic is designed for medical students interested in Family Medicine who intend to explore our Family Medicine Residency in the future.

Between July and December, you’ll spend 2 or 4 weeks:

  • Evaluating clinic patients with attendings, residents and the integrated Behavioral Health PhD psychologist  
  • Attend didactic learning conferences
  • Learning outpatient bedside ultrasound skills

You’ll be supervised by teaching attendings and our senior medical resident. You’ll also meet with Family Medicine Residency Clinic Program Director Dr. Robyn Borge, MD. Your evaluations will be completed by the teaching attending.

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