FMCH 7600

Family Medicine Clerkship


Jori Joslin
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description:  This is a 4-week, outpatient experience in Family Medicine working in Family Medicine clinics with practicing family physicians and their clinic teams. The core of the rotation is 15 days spent in the clinic (except the first Monday and every Wednesday). This is a very hands-on, active patient contact clerkship. Students will spend their clinical time either at a residency clinic or at a community/private practice clinic. Students are actively involved in direct patient care, with the
expectation that they are directly involved in over 50% of patient encounters in a given day and writing 2+ 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/virtual curriculum.

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Sites are assigned after the drop/add deadline and with the completion of a preferences survey. Please email the course coordinator directly for any specific site requests.

Site Code

Site Name



Duluth/Duluth area site will be assigned after drop/add deadline



Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline



UCAM - Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline


Required session attendance: Week 1 Monday and all Wednesday didactic sessions

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 on evidence-based clinical approaches to common medical problems, health promotion, disease prevention, and clinical problem-solving in a busy ambulatory setting.  Students will refine their clinical skills and experience the various roles of the primary care physician.

Graded Components:

  • Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) by faculty
    • Mid-Clerkship CSA
    • Final CSA
  • Completion of required Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)
  • Course participation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) project
    • Critically Acclaimed Topic (CAT)
    • Patient Handout (PH)
  • UWorld Quizzes/Questions - Family Medicine Topics
  • Submission of Patient Encounter Tracking (PET)/Required Clinical Encounters (RCE)

Grading Scale:  P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  INMD 7415 (EPAC), INMD 7220 (MetroPAP), INMD 7223 (RPAP)

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Course evaluation:  MedHub