Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-4828
COMinfo@health.fau.edu

Visiting Student Information

Visiting Student Course Descriptions

Acting Internship in General Surgery

DESCRIPTION: This clinical rotation will expose students to the specialty of General Surgery. Students will have the opportunity to learn by examining and providing care for patients, with a focus on the most common surgical problems. Students will be part of the inpatient surgical team. Students will participate in admissions, rounds, consultations, surgeries and discharge activities. Students will care for a panel of patients. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

Course Goals:

  • Familiarize students with history taking skills to provide excellent consultation in surgery.
  • Students should continue to improve their skills with physical examination.
  • Familiarize students with diagnostic tools that are used frequently in surgery.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in surgeries.
  • Familiarize students with evidence-based treatments for surgical disorders.
  • Familiarize students with the appropriate follow up once treatment is initiated.

Block length: 4 weeks

Night shifts: Possible

Weekends: Yes, 1-2 per month

Educational Activities: Students should participate in educational activities available at the rotation site if there is no interference with their responsibilities for patient care.


Acting Internship in Internal Medicine

DESCRIPTION: This clinical rotation will expose students to the specialty of Internal Medicine. Students will have the opportunity to learn by examining and providing care for patients, with a focus on the most common medical problems. Students will be part of the inpatient medical team. They will participate in admissions, rounds, consultations, and discharge activities. They will care for a panel of patients. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

Course Goals:

  • Familiarize students with specific history taking skills to provide care for patients with complicated internal medicine problems.
  • Students should continue to improve their skills with physical examination.
  • Students will become familiar with the diagnostic tools that are used frequently in internal medicine.
  • Familiarize students with evidence-based treatments
  • Familiarize students with the appropriate follow-up once treatment is initiated.
  • Students will become more efficient at managing a panel of patients.

Block length: 4 weeks

Night shifts: Possible

Weekends: Yes, 1-2 per month

Educational Activities: Students should participate in educational activities available at the rotation site if there is no interference with their responsibilities for patient care


Acting Internship in Emergency Medicine

DESCRIPTION: This rotation offers medical students a challenging clinical experience in emergency medicine with a broad range of clinical pathology, in a closely supervised environment. The student will work eleven 10-12 hour shifts when rotating for four weeks, some of which must be at night. . Students attend a five-hour didactic conference each week at Bethesda Health. Students will learn the basics of emergency medicine with one on one instruction from board certified attending physicians. Students will be exposed to history taking and physical exams. They will determine a diagnosis and plan of treatment for each patient. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

Course Goals:

  • Familiarize students with specific history taking skills to provide excellent consultation in Emergency Medicine.
  • Students should continue to improve their skills with physical examination.
  • Familiarize students with diagnostic tools that are used frequently in Emergency Medicine.
  • Familiarize students with evidence-based treatments in Emergency Medicine.
  • Familiarize students with the appropriate follow up once treatment is initiated.

Block length: 2-4 weeks

Night shifts: Yes

Weekends: Yes

Educational Activities: Students will participate in educational activities available at Bethesda Health.


Additional Required Document for Visiting Students

Students accepted for rotations must complete the Professional and General Liability Insurance Verification for Visiting Students Form.


Contact Us

Internal Medicine inquiries: Michelle Lordi at lordim@health.fau.edu
Surgery inquiries: Hillary Cohen at hdcohen@health.fau.edu
Emergency Medicine inquiries: Colleen Mayer at mayerc@health.fau.edu



Last Modified 3/1/18