Two 4-week sub-internships (Sub-Is) are required in the fourth year:
- The Inpatient Sub-I can be taken in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine*.
- The Outpatient Sub-I can be taken in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Psychiatry (2 types), or Pediatrics.
Sub-Is give you the chance to act as the doctor. You are given the responsibilities of an intern, but have fewer patients to follow. You will learn a great deal during these rotations and you will certainly gain a great deal of confidence.
Many students use the Inpatient Sub-I as an opportunity to shine, and by doing so, hope to receive a letter of recommendation. For this reason, many students try to schedule the rotation early in the fourth year.
At the same time, some students enjoy a Sub-I at the end of the fourth year to help with transition into residency.
*Special Note - The Family Medicine Inpatient Sub-I has only 1 spot/block, so sign up early.
How to Do Well
Letters of Recommendation
Third-Year Clerkship Guide
Guide to Fourth Year and Scheduling
Jefferson Fourth-Year Elective Survey
Away Rotation Primer
Away Rotation Surveys
Fourth-Year Specialty Mentors