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Medical Student Electives - Family Medicine II

Rotation Director:  Susan Zeltzer, M.D.

Duration:  One month

Maximum number of students per four-week period:  One
 Candidates:  Third and fourth year students of approved allopathic and osteopathic medical schools
Evaluation:  Subjective clinical evaluation
This is a small town/rural outpatient famiy medicine rotation in a store-front office with 21,000 annual patient visits.  It provides an excellent experience for students considering future practice in a small town or rural area.  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.  Students are paired wtih 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.
Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                              Weekdays only, no call
Recommended Reading:                                                                                                                                               Textbook of Family Medicine, Seventh Edition, Robert Rakel, M.D.
Recommended readings in family medicine journals



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