INMD 7220

MetroPAP - Primary Care Introduction Clerkship


Laurel Sweeney
RPAP/MetroPAP Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: This portion of the overall LIC curriculum occurs during the first 3 months of MetroPAP and is integrated with the other core disciplines encompassed within the LIC.


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Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

Various sites around Twin Cities metro assigned by MetroPAP.

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged

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

  • Provide culturally sensitive comprehensive care (including preventive, acute, chronic & end of life care) in the context of the patient’s family & the community
  • Perform basic procedural skills essential to primary care clinicians
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of Family Medicine within a health care team
  • Work effectively with local health care team members to enhance individual & community health
  • Develop communication skills & sensitivity to the psychosocial, sexual & family components of medical problems
  • Practice evidence-based medicine in the context of primary care
  • Understand & apply the principles of preventive care
  • Apply principles of quality improvement in practice improvement activities
  • Identify factors that contribute to and perpetuate health disparities
  • Develop the habit of reflective practice necessary for success as a life-long independent learner
  • Understand fundamental aspects of urban health care including practical issues that impact care delivery, urban health care systems, and health problems specific to an urban population

Graded Components:

  • Completion of the Evidence Based Medicine project
  • Completion of online educational modules on Preventative Care, Urban & Underserved Medicine, & completion of MedU online virtual patient cases
  • Communication Session 1 (CS1) which entails a 1:1 visit with MetroPAP academic faculty who videotapes a History & Physical performed by the MetroPAP student, as well as observe students as they perform patient encounters & deliver case presentations to preceptors

Grading Scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: Limited to MetroPAP students

Course equivalency: FMCH 7600

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation: MedHub

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