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    Description:

    Emphasis will be placed on the development of ambulatory care skills in a Family Medicine setting. Students will see scheduled patients with resident and faculty at the Family Health Center. They will be responsible for initial patient assessment, including history, physical examination, and in-office laboratory testing. Students will develop and implement comprehensive management plans, including preventive and therapeutic measures. One-on-one supervision and teaching is provided during office hours.

    This rotation will incorporate the following disciplines:

    • Adult Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Women’s Health
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Sports Medicine
    • Procedural Skills

    Students can have office hours in Sports Medicine and procedure clinics when available. They will participate in weekly didactics with Sports Medicine and resident conferences. Our office allows for experience with EKG reading, spirometry, and office microscopy.

    Students will utilize the Family Health Center’s computerized medical record system and be exposed firsthand to the many productive uses of a computer in the office setting. The clerkship will provide a basic background in the unique aspects of ambulatory medicine and full spectrum family medicine.

    Objectives:

    1. Perform accurate, problem-oriented interviews that promote good doctor-patient relationships.

    2. Perform competent problem directed physical examinations in an efficient manner.

    3. Outline appropriate diagnostic approaches and comprehensive management plans for problems commonly seen in primary care settings.

    4. Acquire familiarity with basic approaches to time management, patient education, family involvement, and compliance issues in primary care.

    5. Gain an appreciation for the depth and breadth of Family Medicine by seeing patients representing the full life-cycle from infants to adolescents to adults, prenatals and elders and all of their medical issues that bring them to their physician.

    Requirements:

    Because this clerkship involves advance office scheduling, all student schedule requests and changes must be made at least four weeks prior to the start of the rotation.
     
    Contact Information
    Marcia Albright
    Medical Student Coordinator
    (412) 623-6633
    albrightm@upmc.edu
    UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency ,  5215 Centre Avenue,  Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Documents
  • Medical Student Clerkship Application
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