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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

Internal Medicine, Allergic Diseases (Minnesota)


Students see patients with Mayo Clinic staff consultants. The clinical work is in the outpatient department in the Mayo Building, 15th Floor. Students also have the opportunity to write a publication-quality paper on a topic of their choice within the specialty.

Students should review the electronic curriculum prior to the start of the elective and are required to complete the reading and assimilation of the pre-rotation material before beginning the elective. The electronic curriculum contains the core clinical material necessary to begin seeing consultation patients in the clinic. During the elective, students take written examinations on the learning objectives outlined in the electronic curriculum.

Specific goals

  1. Improve skills in history taking and physical examination relevant to allergic diseases
  2. Gain familiarity with allergic diseases and their management, specifically the management of asthma, venom allergy, anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, and food and drug allergies

Activity outline

During a typical four-week rotation, the mornings are spent working on your research paper. The exception is the first Monday morning, which is reserved for an educational session. Afternoons (1:30 to 5 p.m.) are spent doing allergy consults with a supervising physician.

Method of evaluation

Consultants who work with students evaluate their performance. Evaluations are discussed with the students.