1. To become familiar with the clinical and radiographic evaluation of sports injuries. 2. Understand the non-surgical management of the more common sports injuries. 3. Familiarization with on-field management of athletic injuries. 4. Understand the special healthcare needs of the athletic population. 5. Understand the duties and responsibilities of a team physician.
The students will assist attending physician and medical house staff in the evaluation and treatment of outpatients presenting to the outpatient facility.
The students will attend and participate in Family Practice Morning Report, an interactive didactic conference designed to guide house staff and medical students in developing management, differential diagnosis, and plan of treatment for hospitalized patients.
The student will attend and participate in Family Practice hospital teaching rounds at USAMC with a ward team. The student will participate in discussions of pertinent medical literature, patient presentations, and bedside teaching sessions.
The clerkship in Family Practice is designed as a preceptorship with students assigned to family physician preceptors. The majority of the clerkship is spent with a community family physician in Alabama. In addition to learning Family Practice in a one-on-one setting with the preceptors, specific learning objectives include clinical problem-solving, diagnosis and management of common medical problems, the family, health maintenance and preventive medicine, and the development of life long learning skills.
To be determined.
The student will work in the Family Medicine Clinic from 8:30am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The student will attend noon conferences 4 days a week from 12 to 1:30pm. Reading materials will be assigned. Students will also participate in community activities of a Patient Centered Medical Home.
To be prepared by the student in conjunction with the Course Director and approved by the Vice Dean before course can be added to schedule. This course is designed to offer students and faculty/clinical faculty an opportunity to develop electives which are not offered in the Elective Manual. Such an elective may be made permanent and printed in the next edition of the Elective Manual at the request of the Course Director and with the approval of the Curriculum Committee. At the discretion of the Vice Dean, this elective may count as the required "in-house" elective.
To provide students the opportunity to gain additional experience in (1) the diagnosis and management of patients encountered in a Family Practice in-patient service, and (2) improve technical and procedural skills involved in the care of such patients.
To become familiar with the clinical and rediographic evaluation of sports injuries, understand the non-surgical management of the more common sports injuries, familiarization with on-field management of athletic injuries, understand the special healthcare needs of the ahtletic population, and understand the duties and responsibilities of a team physician.
The student will work one-on-one with faculty physicians and Family Practice residents in the departmental ambulatory care clinic. This is an outpatient only elective.
The student will work under the supervision of a family physician preceptor in the office/community hospital setting. Preceptors are available both in Mobile and in the surrounding area. The student will participate in the care of patients with acute, chronic, or emergency medical problems with an emphasis placed on managing patients within the context of the family and their total environment. Special attention will be given to assist the student in meeting his/her specific learning objectives based on the individual student's own interests, capabilities, or needs.
The student will participate in obstetrical care provision in the Family Practice site and learn about circumstances relevant to this care. The elective will consist of co-care of a patient and family during pregnancy, delivery, and the post-partum period with a Family Practice faculty member. The elective will also address care of the newborn in the early post-partum period.
The students would have regular activities in a school- based educational project, our home health care and home visit program, a community-based occupational medicine clinic, a community battered women's shelter, and other such community-based projects. Time would also be devoted to having the students attain a basic familiarity with community agencies that can assist physicians in providing care and services for patients. Remaining time will be spent completing community medicine. Optionally, the students can spend time on a number of other related activities, depending on their interests and needs, including: (1) our sports medicine program, assisting at school sporting events; (2) a medical informatics project; (3) our nursing home practice, or (4) other such projects as determined individually.
During this rotation the student will serve as an acting intern on the Family Practice in-patient service at the USAMC. The acting intern will function side by side with regularly assigned first-year residents and assume similar responsibilities under the supervision of the ward resident and attending physician. The student (acting intern) will be responsible for the history, physician examination, preparation of a problem list, design of a diagnostic work- up, and implementation of a therapeutic regimen. The student will be expected to consult standard textbooks of medicine and current scientific literature in a manner similar to that expected of the first year residents.
The student will work one-to-one with faculty physicians and Family Practice residents in the departmental ambulatory care clinic.
To become familiar with the clinical and radiographic evaluation of sports injuries.
The student will participate in obstetrical care provision in the Family Practice site and learn about circumstances relevant to this care. The elective will consist of co-care of a patient and family during pregnancy, delivery and the post-partum period with a Family Practice faculty member. The elective \\Till also address care ofthe newborn in the early post-partum period.