INMD 7225

RPAP Acting Internship Primary Care


RPAP/MetroPAP Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: This portion of the overall LIC curriculum occurs during the final three months of RPAP and is integrated with the other core disciplines encompassed within the LIC.

    Sites: Various rural sites around greater Minnesota

    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 learnerExperience a rural lifestyle & gain personal confidence & competence in assuming the role of a rural physician
    • Understand fundamental aspects of rural health care including practical issues that impact care delivery, rural health care systems, and health problems specific to a rural population

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical assessments by primary preceptor and another healthcare professional within the clinical practice
    • Completion of MedU online virtual patient cases, an online educational module on Palliative Care
    • Communication Session 2 (CS2) - 1:1 visit with RPAP faculty who observe patient encounters and student case presentations to preceptors
    • MEDU Family Medicine Online Exam
    • Community Health Assessment Paper
    • CHA poster presentation
    • Year-end essay and survey
    • Required educational perscriptions

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: Limited to RPAP students

    Course equivalency: N/A

    Related curricular experience:

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    Course evaluation: MedHub

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