Course Catalog

 
02-300 FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Clerkship Facility UAB Medical Center
Course Director B. EARL SALSER, JR., MD Enrollment Limit 10
Contact ADRIENNE SAVAGE Enrollment Minimum 6
Email adriennesavage@uabmc.edu Address UAB Department of Family & Community Medicine
930 20th Street South, Suite 376
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone (205) 934-9973 Fax
Weeks
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 18-21, 22-25, 28-31, 32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 45-48, 49-52
Prerequisites SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND USMLE STEP I. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description The Family Medicine clerkship is a required four-week experience taken during the third year of medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. The clerkship introduces students to the profession of family medicine through clinical experiences with a family physician. Clinical education in Family Medicine is designed to enable students to establish competencies in the family physician's approach to the practice of medicine. The approach emphasizes the provision of medical care for a broad spectrum of patients in an ambulatory setting. The clerkship will provide students the opportunity to strengthen basic skills such as interviewing, history taking, physical examination and physical diagnosis. The assessment and management of both routine and complicated medical conditions will be integrated with the application of the principles of quality, cost-effective health care, patient education, and health promotion.
Where To Report UAB Family Medicine located in the Community Health Services Building for orientation on the first day. Contact fmstudenteduc@uabmc.edu or 934-9973 for more information.
Requirements Attend Orientation Day and complete at least 32 half-days at the assigned clinical site, a simulated patient interview, the family assessment and the NBME subject exam.
Evaluation Clinical Component - 75%. NBME Shelf Exam - 25%.
Notes CONTACT GWEN WILLIAMS (gwenw@uab.edu or 934-9973) FOR PRECEPTOR ASSIGNMENTS AND INFORMATION.