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Electives - Family Medicine
ACE - Family Medicine Center - Outpatient
Elective Number: 1409
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Diamond-Myrsten, MD
Coordinator: Wanda Hudson, McKim 3161, 924-1609
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 1-6 (via ACE LOTTERY); Rotations 7-12 -- contact Wanda Hudson
Report to: Dr. Reed
Time to Report: 8:00 a.m.
Place to Report: Primary Care Center, Room 1103A; then at 11:00 am to Wanda Hudson in McKim 3161
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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: This rotation provides students with a supervised
outpatient experience caring for patients in an academic family medicine clinic
that delivers team-based care in the model of a patient centered medical home.
Emphasis will be placed on caring for patients presenting with urgent medical
problems, including acute illnesses, or exacerbations of chronic disease.
Students will also participate in educational conferences, and be expected
to learn about the role of Information Mastery in medical care. Students must
attend all didactic teaching conferences and Grand Rounds. The pace of learning
and scope of patient care responsibilities expected of students are geared
toward preparing students to assume the level of responsibility
The Primary Care Center is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serves
a diverse patient population. Students are assigned to one of three clinical
teams and work with all providers on that team. A Primary Preceptor from
the team provides direct supervision of the student during the rotation
and meets with the student to complete specific learning objectives. The
Learning Objectives: Students completing the elective will be expected to: