Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, MS4

The internal medicine clerkship was one of the highlights of my third year of medical school, and the exceptional faculty and residents played an influential role in making the rotation a success. I instantly felt welcomed as a part of the team and was encouraged to become involved with the management of our patients and take responsibility for the care of our patients. The residents took time out of their day each day to go over the notes we had written, differential diagnoses, and treatment plans. By practicing my thought process and presentation with the residents, I was able to gain confidence in my ability to verbalize my thought process on rounds. The residents also gave us mini-lectures on important topics that are essential to internal medicine. The faculty and residents spent ample time teaching during rounds and always added valuable advice on going the extra mile to treat our patients. One of the unique qualities of this program is the friendly and open environment which emphasizes teamwork and a positive attitude in order to be the best physicians possible for patients