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Electives - Family Medicine
ACE - A. I. in Family Medicine
Elective Number: 1401 (Arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Sean Reed
Designated Signer: Wanda Hudson, McKim 3161 (email@example.com )
Duration: Maximum: 4 weeks, Minimum: 4 weeks
Available: all Rotations
A pager is required and will be provided by the department.
Report to: Family Medicine Inpatient Attending (contact Wanda Hudson)
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Family Practice Center, Primary Care Building, Conference Room C
Typical day: 6:00 am - 6:30pm - hours vary with the inpatient census - these times are approximations.
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: To provide medical students with a supervised, one-month experience that closely resembles the activities and responsibilities of a family medicine intern. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a family medicine inpatient experience with the opportunity to obtain supplemental experience in an academic family medicine outpatient clinic. Students must attend morning reports and grand rounds.
Learning Objectives: Students completing the elective will be expected to:
• Admission assessment; initial history; initial physical examination;
initial working diagnosis and differential diagnosis
3. Be able to effectively present patients during radiology rounds and other potential forums for patient discussion outside of formal rounding with the team.
4. Incorporate the use of evidence-based clinical calculators (Coumadin dosing, admission criteria for pneumonia, etc.) into treatment plans whenever appropriate
5. Take evening and weekend call according to policy (see attached) and assist family medicine resident with admissions
6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with and work collaboratively with inpatient team members, other treatment services, support staff and para-clinical staff (nurses, PT, respiratory therapy, specialty consults, emergency room, nutrition and social workers)
7. Participate actively in teaching and learning activities;
8. Participate in a minimum of one labor and delivery (if possible based on patient volume).
9. Describe and if possible perform the basic technique for performing the following procedures: Blood draw, lumbar puncture, arterial blood gas, thoracentesis, paracentesis and nasogastric tube placement.
10. Demonstrate the ability to interpret the following lab tests as they relate to the care of the patient: acid base/electrolytes; EKG; ABG; chest x-ray; abdominal films; comprehensive chemistry panel; urinalysis; PT/INR; CBC.
11. Demonstrate the ability to work-up an initial treatment plan the following common hospital issues: pneumonia, chest pain, hypoxia, sepsis, altered mental statues, asthma exacerbation, COPD exacerbation and diabetic ketoacidosis.
12. Learn about basic principles of Information Mastery
13. Under the supervision of a faculty member or senior resident, develop a clinical question, perform a related targeted literature search, and present the findings to the clinical team (10 minute presentation)
14. Read independently about patient problems seen in the hospital setting.
15. Practice and become proficient at advanced physical exam skills.
16. Achieve a ‘competent, average, above competent, or highly competent’ rating from the supervising faculty for history taking, physical exam, development of management plans, and written notes.
17. Achieve an ‘average competence for 4th year student’ or above rating from the supervising faculty for incorporating psychosocial issues into care of patients; or, for lower scores develop a strategy to practice and improve this skill during the 4rth year.
18. Demonstrate the qualities of commitment, trustworthiness, integrity, compassion and respect of the patient's autonomy, confidentiality and need for information.
19. Model professional attributes with regard to professional responsibility