FMCH 7200

Introduction to Residency in Family Medicine


Elisabeth Arendt
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


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, telehealth, inpatient hospital service, labor and delivery, overnight call, procedures and, where applicable, nursing home rounds or home visits. 


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code Site Name Notes


Duluth site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

All students in Duluth will be placed at Duluth Family Medicine Clinic. After drop/add, placements at either St. Mary’s or St. Luke’s will also be made.


M Health Fairview Clinic - Smiley's

UMMC - West Bank

Students go to both sites


M Health Fairview Clinic - Bethesda

M Health Fairview Woodwinds Health Campus

 Students go to both sites

M Health Fairview Clinic - Phalen Village

M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

 Students go to both sites

Methodist Hospital

Park Nicollet Clinic - Creekside

 Students go to both sites

Broadway Family Medicine Clinic

North Memorial Health Hospital

 Students go to both sites

Family Health Clinic

St. Cloud Hospital

 Students go to both sites

United Hospital

United Family Physicians Clinic

 Students go to both sites

Mayo Clinic Eastridge

Mankato - Mayo Hospital

  Students go to both sites

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

Related curricular experience: 

Secure Exam:

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