FMCH 7200

Introduction to Residency in Family Medicine


Katie MacDonald
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: This 2-week elective is offered at all of the University of Minnesota-affiliated Twin Cities residency programs in Family Medicine, and select other local programs. This elective provides students the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of Family Medicine and Community Health at that program. All efforts will be made to place the student at the program of their choice. The student will work with Family Medicine faculty physicians and residents in all the facets of Family Medicine care including: office, inpatient hospital service, labor and delivery, overnight call, procedures and, where applicable, nursing home rounds or home visits. 


    • FR: Smiley's Clinic, 2020 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
    • FW:
      • UMP Bethesda Clinic, 580 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55103
      • Woodwinds, 1925 Woodwinds Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
    • JN: Phalen Village Clinic, 1414 Maryland Ave E, St. Paul, mN 55406
    • MAN: Mankato Family Medicine Residency, 101 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Mankato, MN 56001
    • MT: Park Nicollet Clinic - Creekside, 6600 Excelsior Blvd, Suite 160, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
    • NM: Broadway Family Medicine Clinic, 2426 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
    • STC: St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency, 1555 Northway Drive, Suite 200, St. Cloud, MN 56303

    Required session attendance: 

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: 7am-5pm M-F. Students are also expected to take both inpatient medicine and obstetrical call at a frequency of approximately one night per week; work may include evenings and weekends. Schedules vary by site.

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

    FMCH Arranged Electives Form

    Course Objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

    • experience the breadth of "full service" Family Medicine.
    • learn a limited amount of patient management skills in outpatient clinic, inpatient medicine, and labor and delivery.
    • experience managing urgent and "out of hours" clinical medicine by working on call with residents in Family Medicine.
    • experience what it is like to be an intern in Family Medicine.

    Graded Components:  Assessment of student clinical performance: Direct observation by attending faculty. Students are encouraged to express particular learning goals to the site faculty at the start of the rotation and it will be reviewed whether the experience allowed the student to meet his or her particular goals.

    Grading Scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub