Family Medicine Outpatient (Residency)

Faculty Contact: Cheryl Smith, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 3

Work Hours: Weekdays only; no call

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; Family Medicine core clerkship; requires approval of a secondary application found here 

MSUCHM Course #: FM 610

General:  This outpatient family medicine rotation is in an urban/suburban residency teaching office with 30,000 annual patient visits.  Students are exposed to patients with a wide range of issues, including prenatal care, well child visits, adult physicals and chronic disease management.  There is a community medicine focus with care provided to patients with common urban barriers to health care.

Recommended Reading:
Textbook of Family Medicine, Ninth Edition, Robert E. Rakel, M.D., David Rake, MD
Recommended readings in family medicine journals

Goals & Objectives: Students are paired with family medicine faculty and senior residents.  Students evaluate patients independently, give oral presentations and actively participate in patient management and education.  Students also participate in procedure clinics, nursing home visits and an extensive resident conference schedule.  Exposure to the Family Medicine Inpatient Service and Family Centered Birthing can be arranged.

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.

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