IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93MI770 — HOSPITALIST


This rotation will provide students with the opportunity to investigate best practices in-depth high quality care in the inpatient setting. This rotation focuses on evaluation and management of common hospital based internal medicine pathology and inpatient medical consultations on surgical patients, clinical case conferences and expose the students to code blues and rapid response team as well.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Anne Riley (ariley@iuhealth.org)

Director: Darren Caudill, D.O.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health West Hospital (Avon), IU Health North Hospital (Carmel), The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, IU Health Neuroscience Center, IU Health University Hospital, US Healthworks Occupational Health Back to Work

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate appropriate triage of patients for Hospitalist Service and identify when specialty help is needed. (PC3)
  • 2) Interpret and evaluate inpatient diagnostics and consultation by researching evidence-based practice and using clinical experience. (MK5)
  • 3) Communicate the specific goals of hospitalization to patients, caregivers, and nursing staff with early implementation of Discharge planning. (ISC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Self-assessments, presentations, course evaluations and observations)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 32-40

Time Distribution: 70%Clinical; 20%Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Anne Riley (ariley@iuhealth.org) Housing to be provided by the student. We anticipate that all activities will be completed within the general geographic location at which the student resides.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The inpatient care team can include, Case Management, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy

Service Learning Included: None