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Fourth-Year Medicine Acting Internships

Medical student rotationWelcome to the Medicine Acting Internships program!


After successfully completing the Medicine clerkship, fourth-year medical students have the opportunity to enroll in an acting internship rotation. Available site opportunities include Strong Memorial Hospital and other community sites, including Highland Hospital and Unity Hospital, as well as an Honors program at Strong Memorial Hospital.


The Medicine acting internship is a four-week experience that encompasses the Department of Medicine missions of excellence in patient care and preeminent leadership in medical education. The rotation follows the Internal Medicine Sub-Internship Curriculum 2.0 via the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and acting interns are expected to be an integral part of the medical team with increased responsibilities. In addition, Honors acting interns experience cross-coverage, night call, and more exposure to newly admitted patients.

At the completion of the acting internship rotations, all students take a Clinical Decision-Making Exam. The exam assesses students’ ability to make decisions about a working diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of common internal medicine problems.

We look forward to working with you during your Medicine acting internship!


Jennifer K. Readlynn, MD

Jennifer K. Readlynn, M.D.
Director, Medicine Acting Internships
Assistant Professor – Department of Medicine

Julie Bissonnette

Julie Bissonnette
Medicine Clerkship/Acting Internship Coordinator
Phone: (585) 275-3250