Course Catalog

 
02-301 FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Huntsville
Course Type(s) Clerkship Facility UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Course Director SHIVANI MALHOTRA, MD Enrollment Limit 4
Contact JOANN B. RUGART Enrollment Minimum 2
Email joannrugart@uabmc.edu Address HRMC 260, zip 5801
Phone (256) 551-4631 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 EXAM. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description The Family Medicine Clerkship is a required 4 week rotation taken during the third year of medical school at the UASOM. On the Huntsville campus this rotation is coupled with Rural Medicine to form an integrated eight week Family and Community Medicine block that is designed to foster clinical competencies within the frame work of the family physician's approach to medicine, one that emphasizes the provision of continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care for a broad spectrum of patients in the ambulatory setting. To ensure that students gain exposure to the diversity that is inherent to Family Medicine the Family Medicine clerkship includes assignments in three distinct patient care settings: the UAB-Huntsville Family Medicine Center, the Family Medicine In-Patient Service at Huntsville Hospital and one Nursing Home Site (Windsor House). Because of the variety of patient care settings offered, students are exposed to all facets of Family Medicine. While on the clerkship students are expected to become proficient in interviewing patients, performing physical examinations, and formulating differential diagnoses based on their histories and examinations. Students are also expected to improve their interpretation of ECG, as well as basic radiology, and to demonstrate basic suturing skills.
Where To Report UASOM Huntsville Family Medicine Department
Requirements Students are required to attend orientation at which they will receive a final schedule including assignment to preceptors in each of the three patient care settings above, didactic sessions, and workshops; attendance and participation in all these scheduled activities is mandatory. All students are required to keep a Med Hub patient log during the clerkship and to make a 15-20 minute Ambulatory Case Presentation on a patient with a common complaint seen during their out-patient experience.
Evaluation Clinical Component - 65%. NBME Shelf Exam - 35%.
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