FAMP1646 Introduction to Rural Health
1.5 Credits | Concurrent Elective, Preceptor's Site
Elective Director: Dr. Carrie Roseamelia
Maximum Number of Students: 60
Periods Offered: Concurrent. This course is not available in the elective lottery
This elective is required for all medical students admitted to SUNY Upstate College of Medicine through the Rural Medical Scholars Program and runs concurrently over the MS1 and MS2 preclinical years. This elective introduces basic principles related to comprehensive rural health care. The format of the course is interactive, allowing students to learn about their roles as future health care professionals, and pass on enthusiasm for rural practice to a new generation of future small town practitioners. Students will be exposed to specific rural health issues through small group case discussions and learn about different rural communities across NYS. Students will extrapolate from their medical school knowledge to teach a clinical case to a team of high school students, preparing their teams for a case competition each Spring.