Course Catalog

Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Huntsville
Course Type(s) Special Topic Facility
Course Director DAVID L BRAMM, MD Enrollment Limit 99
Contact PAULA J. CLAWSON Enrollment Minimum 1
Email Address 301 Governors Drive SW
Room 351
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone (256) 551-4609 Fax 256-551-4451
Normally Offered

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Prerequisites * * * WRITTEN APPROVAL REQUIRED * * * Complete MS1 year. Attended the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Student & Resident Conference within 4 weeks prior to the start of this course. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description As a follow-up to the national AAFP conference, this course will "localize" information about how state health issues are addressed. A series of lectures, presentations and group discussions will be held with leaders in Alabama's state government and Alabama's health organizations. Student Learning Objectives: - To introduce students to the interaction of state government, health care, and organized medicine at the state and national level. - To develop and enhance leadership skills. - To participate in a national student organization meeting (AAFP). - To network with primary care/family medicine student leaders from other medical schools.
Where To Report Medical Association State of Alabama, 19 South Jackson Street, Montgomery AL; and Kansas City MO conference center..
Requirements Attendance at the AAFP National Student & Resident Conference. Students interested in attending the conference should check with Dr. Bill Coleman about costs of attendance. Student membership in AAFP - this is free to the student. Personal transportation and responsibility of meal costs in Montgomery (lodging will be provided). Rural medicine Program students are required to take this course as part of the primary care/rural leadership development activities.
Evaluation Evaluation of student performance is Pass/Fail based on a written paper and attendance at all the presentations and activities of this course in Montgomery.