INMD 7314

VALUE Acting Internship Primary Care


Katie Krasaway
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: This clinical curriculum takes place longitudinally throughout the duration of the VALUE LIC. Students work directly with a primary care physician preceptor to provide care to veteran patients in the context of the VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), the VA-based patient-centered medical home model.

    Sites: VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged

    Course Objectives: By the completion of this clerkship, students will:

    • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the Primary Care Provider within a health care team
    • Work effectively as a member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to deliver team-based care
    • Understand & apply the principles of preventive care
    • Develop communication skills and sensitivity to the psychosocial, sexual, and family components of medical problems
    • Practice evidence-based medicine in the context of primary care
    • Develop the habit of reflective practice necessary for success as a life-long independent learner
    • Develop skills necessary to be an advocate for patients and their families within the VA health system
    • Coordinate and integrate Veterans’ care across specialties
    • Understand fundamental aspects of military service-related exposures and traumas and their effects on Veterans’ health

    Graded Components:

    • Clinical performance assessment by the primary preceptor
    • Completion of one independent learning activity (choice of reflective essay or learning prescriptions)
    • Patient continuity as demonstrated by multiple encounters with VALUE student’s panel patients across primary care and other inpatient and outpatient encounters
    • Completion of minimum number of Entrustable Professional Activities Assessments to be eligible for “honors” grade

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: Limited to VALUE students

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub

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