Welcome to Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF)

IMF is a six-week required clinical clerkship offered through the Center for Haitian Studies/Greater Miami Health Education and Training Center (CHS/GMHETC), affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital. This clerkship is designed to provide physician-supervised, hands-on training with patients at affiliated hospitals and ambulatory clinics. The goal of this clerkship is to help students achieve a solid foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in subsequent core clinical clerkships and in the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) and Clinical Knowledge (CK) exams.

During IMF, you will spend approximately 2/3 of your time caring for patients under direct attending physician supervision. You will spend the additional time supplementing your clinical experience with high fidelity simulation and standardized patient based Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) scenarios.