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Medical Student Education

Family Medicine

Junior Clerkship

Family Medicine Junior Clerkship

Required of all third-year medical students as a six-week rotation. Students will be assigned to one of the three family practice programs located in Bristol, Johnson City, or Kingsport. The clerkship involves the student in the comprehensive practice of medicine unrestricted by age, sex, disease, organ system, or treatment modality. The goals are to encourage the development of the student's knowledge and skills in family medicine. The student will be involved in the diagnosis and management of undifferentiated problems both in the ambulatory and hospital setting.

Students will become acquainted with the role of the family physician in prevention and treatment of disease. They will understand the importance of the family and the community in relation to the disease process. The student will develop further history-taking and physical examination skills and communication skills. Students will see patients in a family practice ambulatory care center, follow patients in hospital, attend rounds, and make case presentations. The students will be expected to attend a block of didactic sessions, make a home visit and collaborate on a student presentation that will be presented to their peers and faculty.

The students will be evaluated by faculty on the referenced projects. Students will take a written exam, OSCE (objective structure clinical exam) and an advanced interviewing, standardized patient exam.

Responsible Faculty:
Jason Moore, M.D.

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