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Medical Student Education

Fourth Year Requirements

Two Months of Acting Internship

Clerkship Director:
LeAnn Coberly, MD

Clerkship Coordinator:
Julie Lefebvre
Office: MSB 6055
Phone: 513-558-2592

The College of Medicine requires that every fourth-year medical student complete two months of Acting Internship (AI); one month must be completed in Internal Medicine in Cincinnati. The Acting Intern is given primary patient care responsibility on an inpatient service under the direction of first-year residents, senior residents and an attending physician.

The students lottery for Acting Internship rotations on the General Internal Medicine wards at the University Hospital or VA Medical Center, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, VA Cardiovascular team, Infectious Diseases team, Hematology Oncology team or community hospitals.

Students consistently rate the Acting Internship in Internal Medicine as the highlight of their clinical years.

The second month of AI may be selected from one of the following:

  • Adult Psychiatry - 26963472
  • Anesthesia - 26978472
  • Emergency Medicine - 26923472
  • Family Medicine - 26920472
  • Gynecology - 26946474
  • Neurology - 26940472
  • Obstetrics - 26946473
  • Pediatrics - 26961473
  • Surgery - 26980472

Twenty-Four Weeks of Electives

16 elective weeks must be UC College of Medicine electives done in Cincinnati:

  • 4 weeks: Internal Medicine Selective (IM) IM Selective listing
  • 12 weeks: Intensive Clinical Experience (ICE) ICE Elective listing
8 elective weeks of undesignated electives may be taken outside of Cincinnati. All away electives must be approved by the appropriate UC elective director prior to taking the elective.


Healthcare Emergency Management Part IV: Disaster Medicine

Clerkship Director:
Dustin Calhoun, MD

Clerkship Coordinator:
Janet Rosing
Office: MSB G453D
Phone: 513-558-5580

An online course in 2 parts presented on Blackboard that is available to the M4 students over a seven month time period beginning 09.01.15.


  • Understand the psychological aspects of disaster and restoring/recovery of healthcare systems after a disaster.
  • Understand the physician’s role in the community during and after a disaster.
  • Discuss why it is important for a physician’s family to be prepared for disasters. And to identify items needed to be prepared for a disaster.
  • Discuss the role the hospital plays in the community during and after a disaster.