FMCH 7503

Preceptorship in Family Medicine Obstetrics


Katie MacDonald
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  This course provides an overview of family medicine obstetrics, or maternity care in both the clinic and in the hospital. Students are responsible for taking the initiative to find pregnant patients in clinic, and will be assigned to call one time per week. Additionally, the student will be given time to research one topic of interest and complete a one-page summary.


    • BW: Broadway Family Medicine, 2426 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
    • NM: North Memorial Health Hospital, 3300 Oakdale Ave. N., Robbinsdale, MN 55422

    Required session attendance: 

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm; call is required one time per week

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

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

    • participate in the prenatal care of a pregnant patient.
    • describe a "quick look" fetal ultrasound.
    • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the healthcare team approach, i.e., social services, nurse educator, and home healthcare.
    • describe nurse midwifery.
    • read a fetal heart tracing.
    • display a working knowledge of the Cochrane Database.

    Graded Components: Clinical Assessment by attending

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

    Related curricular experience: 

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    Course evaluation: MedHub