The traditional rotating internship is utilized by those graduates where career specialties require a broad-based general rotating internship as a preliminary entry requirement.
This internship includes:
- At least six months of exposure in any or all basic core disciplines. These include general internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (ambulatory gynecology) and emergency medicine.
- No less than two months of exposure in general internal medicine.
- One month exposure in emergency medicine.
- At least one month in family medicine in a hospital or ambulatory site or one-half day per week for a minimum of 46 weeks of ambulatory exposure in a family practice continuity of care type practice site.
- No more than three months of elective exposure adequate to meet the individual needs of the interns and approved by the DME/internsprachip program director.
- All remaining time may be scheduled at the discretion of the base institution.
- No more than one month may be spent in non-clinical experience (research, scholarly pursuits, administration, etc.).
- Exposure must occur to support the disciplines of pathology, radiology, and anesthesiology. This may occur directly by rotation or indirectly by formal didactic conferences and/or exposure while on medical and surgical services. This exposure must be verified on intern logs.