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02-302 FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Tuscaloosa
Course Type(s) Clerkship Facility University Medical Center
Course Director JENNIFER CLEM, MD Enrollment Limit 8
Contact ASHLEY GALBRAITH Enrollment Minimum 2
Email jagalbraith@ua.edu Address University Medical Center
850 Peter Bryce Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone (205) 348-1287 Fax (205) 348-5160
Weeks
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-4, 9-12, 18-21, 28-31, 36-39, 45-48
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 taken concurrently with the Rural Medicine clerkship; this gives the student an overall experience of 8 weeks. Both Family Medicine and Rural Medicine clerkships are part of the third year medical student curriculum and are required by the School of Medicine. It is one-half of an integrated rural experience encompassing Family Medicine and Community Medicine. The clerkship introduces students to the profession of rural family medicine through clinical experiences with a family physician. The clerkship is spent in a rural family physician's practice. Ideally, the student will gain an appreciation of the breadth of family medicine, pediatrics to geriatrics and nursing home, operative obstetrics to sports physicals and sideline care, ambulatory practice to hospital work, palliative care to minor surgery and office procedures.
Where To Report Dr. Jennifer Clem
University Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine 850 5th Ave East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 348-2882 / Fax: (205) 348-2889
Requirements Attendance and participation is expected. Self-motivated reading is a must.

Self-evaluations and patient logs are required and as a general rule, the 2nd Fridays are devoted to Family Medicine didactics and case presentations.

Finally, the NBME Subject Exam is taken at the conclusion of the 4 week Family Medicine clerkship.
Evaluation Clinical Component - 75%. NBME Shelf Exam - 25%
Notes