Clinical Clerkship Program
Clerkship training opportunities are normally offered to medical students who are enrolled in military scholarship programs or Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia. The professional staff enjoy teaching and pride themselves on quality training. Military students may be accepted for active duty military training or in civilian status. Rotations for medical students not enrolled in schools as stated above will only be considered for those with a specific relationship with Eisenhower Army Medical Center and/or the U.S. Army. Our most commonly available rotations are listed below. Arrangements for clerkships are made through the Office of Graduate Medical Education at 1-800-492-5055 or (706) 787-4657 or (706) 787-1648.
Family Medicine: The full scope of Family Medicine, including most outpatient procedures, is taught by the faculty and residents in a fast-paced, academically and clinically driven ambulatory and inpatient care setting. Pediatric, geriatric, and obstetric patients are represented. The student gains an understanding of the Family Practice philosophy of comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, and the holistic approach to individual patient care. Morning reports, lectures, and clinic rounds provide outstanding ongoing didactics each week. Students from the military medical school (USUHS), as well as from civilian allopathic and osteopathic programs, consistently rate our site among the best for teaching and role modeling the practice of primary care.
Internal Medicine: Third-and fourth-year students are supervised by residents and are responsible for initial history and physical exams, admission orders and daily progress notes for patients on medicine wards. Students present cases, discuss differential diagnoses and participate in the formulation of treatment plans. Learning activities include routine ward procedures, lectures and conferences.
Intensive Care Unit: Under the direct supervision of the resident, students usually follow one or two patients at a time in the ICU. Students gain an understanding of the physical and diagnostic signs of patients who have sustained acute, life-threatening, single or multi-organ system failure secondary to disease or injury and understand the pathophysiology of the disease processes encountered.
General Surgery: Students rotate on one of the three primary surgical teams under the supervision of General Surgeons and subspecialists in the fields of advanced laparoscopy, surgical critical care, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, bariatric surgery and vascular surgery. Students will gain experience and provide pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care to surgical patients in conjunction with surgical residents. Students participate in all academic conferences during their rotation and are expected to deliver one formal presentation.
Orthopedic Surgery: Students rotate in the outpatient clinic, inpatient ward, operating room and participate in Orthopaedic emergencies. Students attend all scheduled Orthopaedic activities, including morning report, comprehensive lecture series, symposia, grand rounds and journal club. Students will learn proper patient assessment, including interpretation of diagnostic radiographs and treatment procedures while under the close supervision of residents and faculty.
Other clerkships may be available on request in areas such as in any of the Medicine sub-specialties which includes Cardiology, Emergency Medicine*, Radiology, Anesthesiology, ENT, Pathology, and Psychiatry.
*For military medical students wishing to do a clerkship to support an application to the Emergency Medicine Residency at Augusta University, please contact the program directly at (706) 721 4467 or 2613