FMED 8110 Family and Community Medicine Clerkship



Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail
Term 1 and 2

The Family and Community Medicine Year 3 Clerkship is designed to introduce students to the depth and breadth of family medicine, and the critical role it plays in the delivery of health care in the United States. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of material, some seen in other clerkships and rotations, but in the context of the core overriding principles of family medicine. These principles include provision of comprehensive, contextual care utilizing the bio-psychosocial model rooted in continuity, allowing for coordination of complex care over time. The clinical weeks will be spent in a single family medicine office, giving the students the opportunity to experience the breadth of diagnoses and visit types seen in family medicine, and to experience continuity of care. Prior to the rotation, students will take a formative exam, giving them the opportunity to design their own study plan. Individual learning topics and case assignments will guide students through important areas of study during the rotation.