IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 18MI711 — WARD MEDICINE


This elective is designed to give the student experience normally gained in the internship year. The student will have diagnostic and patient care responsibilities supervised by the Ward Resident and Staff Physicians assigned to the ward. These responsibilities include history and physical examination, order writing, daily progress notes and observation and performance of a broad spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures. Daily didactic conferences and ample time for reading complement the above.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org)

Director: Ryan Johnston, M.D.

Campus: Muncie

Location: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Develop appropriate assessments and plans of care for patient acute care episodes (PC3)
  • 2) Perform histories and physical exams and interpret basic diagnostics (PC1)
  • 3) Effectively direct the use of healthcare resources to help care for patients admitted to the hospital (SBP5)
  • 4) Demonstrate the skills necessary to transition a patient safely to the next level of care (PC6)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation-Completed by the course preceptor)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org) Every effort will be made to provide housing; arrangements will be made prior to arrival.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None