Family Medicine Clerkship
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.
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.
- 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