FMCH 7511

Urban Community Ambulatory Medicine (UCAM)


Elisabeth Arendt
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

FMCH 7600


Catalog Description: The Urban Community Ambulatory Medicine (UCAM) program; FMCH 7600, FMCH 7700, & FMCH 7511; is tailored to students who are considering a career in Family Medicine and who are passionate about providing care to underserved, lower income and ethnically diverse patients. UCAM provides 12 weeks of continuous ambulatory experience in an underserved urban community Family Medicine clinic.

Students are required to attend the Family Medicine Clerkship didactic sessions then UCAM’s final 8 weeks expands the Family Medicine Clerkship exposure to patient diversity, low income, multicultural urban medicine, and community health. The curriculum will include various topics in culture, reviewing important primary care clinical content, advocacy, and priorities in providing care to the underserved. Students will partner with their site for a 12-week quality improvement/community engagement/public health project that the student will present at the end of UCAM.

From a scheduling point of view, UCAM combines the 4 weeks of Family Medicine Clerkship with an Acting Internship (FMCH 7700) and 4-weeks of hands on elective credit (FMCH 7511). Inquiries should be directed to the Family Medicine medical student coordinator at

Syllabus     UCAM Application for Academic Year 2023-2024


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Site Code

Site Name



UCAM - Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

Various sites around the metro area

Required session attendance: Weekly group learning sessions

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:00pm (varies by site)

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Must be accepted to UCAM to complete this course.

Grading Scale: P/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply