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ERIC Number: ED252140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Family Practice Clerkship for Third and Fourth Year Students.
Moseley, James L.
A clinical clerkship that provides medical students the opportunity to learn side by side with family practice residents is described. Clerkship objectives are to expose the student to: a variety of health care settings with the individual and family as the primary focus; ambulatory care of patients with conditions commonly seen by family physicians; the care of the hospitalized patient and the appropriate use of consultants and ancillary services; the utilization of the team approach; and principles of office management. Third- and fourth-year medical students spend 3 half-days per week for 1 month in the Ambulatory Care Family Practice Center of Wayne State University. They also spend time in hospitalized patient care, a long-term geriatric facility, and community agencies. Directed study is also provided, and students are expected to participate in departmental activities (grand rounds, interdisciplinary rounds, and seminars). An additional component is the student projects that are outgrowths of experiences in the Family Practice Center or the hospital. Program evaluations have indicated that students find the clerkship a valuable alternative learning experience to established preceptorship rotation. An average schedule for a typical four-week clerkship is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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