FMCH 7500

Acting Intern Family Medicine

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Elisabeth Arendt
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mse@umn.edu

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    Catalog Description: This 4-week elective is offered at all of the University of Minnesota-affiliated residency programs in Family Medicine (Twin Cities, Duluth, St. Cloud), and select other local programs. This elective provides students the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of Family Medicine and Community Health and what it is like to be an intern at that program. The student will work with Family Medicine faculty physicians and residents in all the facets of Family Medicine care available at that program. These may vary by site, but can include: outpatient clinic; inpatient hospital service; labor and delivery; after hours and weekend work or overnight call; procedures; and, where applicable, nursing home rounds, home visits, or other community service activities. Each period, students will meet virtually with the course director, present a case, and hear classmates' presentations followed by a group discussion. Additionally, there is a schedule of Guest Residency program presentations that any past, current, or future Family Medicine Acting Intern may join. A quorum of 3 students is necessary to offer this elective in any given period.

    Sites:

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

    Site Code Site Name Notes
    DU-1004

    Duluth Family Medicine Clinic

    St. Mary’s

    St. Luke’s

    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.

    CO-1007

    M Health Fairview Clinic - Smiley's

    UMMC - East Bank

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1008

    M Health Fairview Clinic - Bethesda

    M Health Fairview Woodwinds Health Campus

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1009

    M Health Fairview Clinic - Phalen Village

    M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1010

    Methodist Hospital

    Park Nicollet Clinic - Creekside

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1011

    Broadway Family Medicine Clinic

    North Memorial Health Hospital

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1012

    Family Health Clinic

    St. Cloud Hospital

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1045

    United Hospital

    United Family Physicians Clinic

    Students go to both sites

    CO-1070

    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 engage in after hours call in both inpatient and obstetrical call at a frequency of approximately once per week; call may include evenings, overnights, and weekends depending on the 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 spectrum" Family Medicine in the outpatient and inpatient settings including maternity care and after hours work.
    • leverage off the skills they have learned in the Family Medicine clerkship and improve these skills by application in clinical care.
    • 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 after hours with residents in Family Medicine.
    • experience what it is like to be an intern in Family Medicine.

    Graded Components: Assessment of student clinical performance by attending (direct observation).

    Grading Scale: P/N 

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    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub