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FAMP1652 Rural Medicine Community Health

4 Credits | Acting Internship Selective

Elective Director: Dr. Carrie Roseamelia
Contact: [email protected]
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Number of Students: 15
Periods Offered: 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012This course is not available in the elective lottery

Elective Description

The goal of this community based Acting Internship is to prepare the fourth year medical student to assume the role of a first year resident in caring for patients across the lifespan in an ambulatory Family Medicine Clinic, managing acute and chronic conditions, as well as providing wellness and prevention care. The Acting Internship will provide training and experience in the key components of outpatient primary care. The student will spend 8 half-days per week in the Family Medicine office, performing all aspects of Evaluation and Management visits. These aspects include, but are not limited to: taking a history, performing a physical examination, reviewing other data (e.g. diagnostic tests, consult notes, medical records) relevant to the visit, formulating a differential diagnosis, assessing the status of chronic conditions, identifying gaps in guideline and/or evidence based wellness and prevention, formulating and ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, making appropriate referrals for ancillary services and consultations, formulating a treatment and follow-up plan incorporating shared decision making as appropriate, providing patient education and support, and creating a note for the visit.