Senior Family Medicine
The aim of the senior Family Medicine elective is to provide the
student with experience in the care of both inpatients and
outpatients in the
Practice Residency Clinics
. This experience will provide
in-depth exposure to family medicine, resulting in an increased
understanding for its depth and breadth.
The senior clerk's responsibilities may include: following and
managing assigned inpatients on a daily basis, performing histories
and physicals, conducting daily evaluations, writing admission
orders, writing daily orders and progress notes, performing
selected procedures, managing discharge planning, and completing
discharge summaries. These activities will be under the supervision
of senior residents and the attending faculty.
Evaluating and managing assigned outpatients on a daily basis,
including appropriate histories, physicals, assessments, and plans.
Taking in-house overnight call on a rotating basis with other
students. During these evenings the student will be involved with
the activities of the resident on call, including working up
assigned patients and managing selected problems. Sleeping
facilities are provided.
Attending all conferences, including noon conferences and Grand
Rounds and making brief presentations to the attending, students,
and residents on the family practice service.
Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
Course Offered / Duration:
This elective is offered monthly for two to four weeks per location
for a maximum of six weeks total. Maximum of one student per center
Completion of a third-year Family Practice clerkship in good
Elective application forms for visiting students can be obtained
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