Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Dr. Colette Knight to Lead New Wakefield Clerkship Site

Wakefield Campus, Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Montefiore Medical Center Wakefield Campus

The Department of Medicine's seventh and newest clerkship site was inaugurated in June 2014 at Montefiore's Wakefield Campus, with Dr. Colette Knight as clerkship director.

The eleven-week internal medicine clerkship rotation is part of the third year of medical school, when students directly interact with patients in the inpatient setting. The clerkship experience teaches students how to take accurate, comprehensive patient histories, conduct physical examinations, analyze and interpret laboratory and imaging tests, understand disease mechanisms, formulate treatment goals, and evaluate treatment effectiveness. The clerkship year also emphasizes the importance of compassionate patient care with attention to sociocultural and economic factors, as well as ethical issues in clinical decision making.

Dr. Colette Knight Clerkship Director Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Colette M. Knight, MD

Dr. Knight is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Einstein and the Clinical Site Director of Endocrinology at Wakefield, and has a strong record of research, clinical and teaching skills. Her basic research interest is focused on understanding how the protein SIRT1 regulates glucose homeostasis and insulin action. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and an endocrinology fellowship at Montefiore Einstein.

The internal medicine clerkship rotation is conducted across seven sites in the Bronx and Long Island. The Wakefield Campus, Montefiore Medical Center's third major inpatient division, was added in July 2008, expanding access for patients in the northeast Bronx. Wakefield's small size affords medical students the opportunity for exposure to a wide array of cases and interaction with patients of all ages. Students are encouraged to take full ownership of their patients and work closely with subspecialists and supportive staff in managing care.

Dr. Amanda Raff Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Amanda C. Raff, MD

"Wakefield is a terrific place to do the internal medicine clerkship, where the students can learn and grow in a warm, nurturing environment," said Dr. Knight. "I look forward to this new opportunity to help them do so."

"[The clerkship] is a crucial and momentous time of growth in the development of every physician," said Dr. Amanda Raff, Associate Chair of Medicine for Undergraduate Medical Education at Einstein. "You hit the wards filled with the knowledge gained from the first two years and are charged with the responsibility of applying that knowledge to the care of real people."

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