Clerkships

FME4-4011/F - 4th Year Clerkship in Family Medicine (VSAS)

Clerkship Director:  Dr. Craig Glass
Clerkship CoordinatorMelissa Poteet

We offer a fourth year elective in Family Medicine. This rotation is geared towards medical students who view Family Medicine as their probable career choice and are considering our residency. Medical students will have the opportunity to evaluate and diagnose patients under the direct supervision of our experienced Family Medicine Attendings. Students will apply to this family medicine clerkship through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®).


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FME-30000 - 3rd Year Core Clerkship in Family Medicine (UTHSC Students Only)

Clerkship Director: Dr. Craig Glass
Clerkship CoordinatorMelissa Poteet

This 6-week rotation includes work in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Housing will be provided for M3 students at no cost if needed.  This is provided by the University of Tennessee. 

Clerkship Goals and Objectives Overview

The goal of the Family Medicine Clerkship is to teach the concept and practice of family-centered primary health care in the ambulatory and inpatient settings.  Upon completing the clerkship, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify the etiology, appropriate intervention, treatment, and possible complications of patients presenting with common problems in the clinical setting.
  2. Describe the advantages of an integrated and ongoing physician-patient relationship and the value of a centralized approach in an ambulatory setting to clinical case management.
  3. Explain the role of health assessment and health maintenance in primary care practice for the prevention of illness.
  4. Discuss the economic, medico-legal, and personnel issues typically encountered by family physicians.

The clerkship accomplishes these objectives primarily through supervised clinical experiences.  In addition, the tasks include didactic sessions, a student presentation, and the final examination.

At the end of this rotation each student should feel comfortable:

  1. Critically reviewing literature for implementation of evidence based medical practice.
  2. Reading an ECG and formulating a management plan for acute myocardial infarction.
  3. Identifying and managing common ambulatory pediatric and adult problems.
  4. Identifying and managing common hospital diagnoses.
  5. Discussing appropriate preventative health interventions and screening tests.
  6. Discussing routine prenatal and newborn care including labor and delivery.
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