IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 45MI705 — MEDICINE


Each trainee will spend his or her time on General Internal Medicine services under the preceptorship of Dr. Joe Legaspi, making rounds on a daily basis. Depending on length of the elective, it will either involve General Internal Medicine or be divided between Internal Medicine and Cardiology. The internist or the cardiologist will make rounds with them, assist in the management and follow up of his/her cases and participate in discussions of case management planning. We will work up one or two new cases a day and follow them through their hospitalization. Each student is encouraged to write pertinent notes and orders under supervision. There is a voluntary night call schedule every third night which allows the students to participate in acute emergency care. The students are only called for valuable clinical problems.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Joe Legaspi, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Community Hospital (Munster), Franciscan St. Anthony Health (Crown Point), St. Catherine Hospital (East Chicago)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Elicit and evaluate complaints of ambulatory adult patients (PC1)
  • 2) Generate differential diagnoses and formulate management plans in ambulatory adult patients (PC2)
  • 3) Apply preventive medicine (MK6)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation and professionalism)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None