Family Medicine Clerkship
Catalog Description: This is a 4 week outpatient clinic-based experience in Family Medicine working with practicing family physicians, colleagues from other disciplines who are working in family medicine clinics and, at some sites, FM residents. The core of the rotation is the 14 days spent in the clinic (except the first Monday, final Friday, and every Wednesday). This is a very hands-on, active patient contact clerkship. Students will spend their four weeks either at a residency clinic or at a community or private practice clinic. We strive to actively involve students in direct patient care with the expectation that a student is directly involved in over 50% of patient encounters in a given day. Students should write up 2-3 notes per half-day. During the 4 weeks, students also attend weekly seminars and didactic skills workshops on Wednesday mornings. In addition there is a comprehensive online curriculum.
Sites: Multiple locations, assigned - *Please email the course coordinator directly for any specific site requests*
Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:00pm (varies by site)
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: The goals of this course are to identify, model, and teach the various elements of Family Medicine in an outpatient setting. Family Medicine for many physicians includes inpatient care and obstetrical care, but in this course we focus predominantly on outpatient care. In some situations, this may include home, group or after hours visits. The emphasis is upon evidence-based clinical approaches to common medical problems, clinical problem-solving in a busy ambulatory setting, the refining of clinical skills, and experiencing the various roles of the primary care physician.
- Clinical assessment by faculty
- Course participation
- End of clerkship quiz
- EBM project
- Completion of clerkship evaluations
- Submission of E-Value PxDx survey of required case encounters
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N