Oct 28, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[152 Hours]
This required clerkship provides third-year students with an introduction to the principles of Family Medicine as practiced in a community-based ambulatory setting or in a residency program. The student is assigned to a clinical faculty member (also known as a preceptor) within the State and may live in that community. He or she spends most of the four weeks working directly in office-based patient care under the supervision of the preceptor. During this rotation, the student has the opportunity to see patients of all ages as they present with any of the broad range of medical problems seen by family physicians. It is primarily in the outpatient setting, therefore, the type of medical problems that students will see and the dynamics of healthcare delivery will be different. The patients will come with common problems, chronic problems, and undifferentiated problems.