IU School of Medicine



This elective is designed to expose 3rd or 4th Year Medical Students to all aspects of patient care outside the hospital. Students will work with some of faculty members the Family Medicine Program. The students will learns how to do the focused history and physical, and how to diagnose, treat, and manage Obstetrical, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric patients in the outpatient setting with a variety of common acute and chronic injuries and/or illnesses such as gestational diabetes, a infant with a fever, asthma, fractures, wound care, malignant hypertension, COPD, CHF, and osteoporosis just to name a few. Students will attend Family Medicine Small Group sessions with the residents on Thursday afternoons. The faculty and residents will make every effort to accommodate special interests and learning agendas that the student may present, offering the opportunity, under supervision, to manage variety of acute and chronic injuries and/or illnesses and to do variety outpatient procedures to include colposcopy, spirometry, exercise cardiac stress test, joint aspirations and injections, casting, patient counseling, and more.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops:

Tim Jeter (tjeter1@IUHealth.org)

Director: Jon Moulder, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU/Methodist Family Medicine Center (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize conditions which require outpatient care, admission, consultation, and referral; using on the latest evidence, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic illnesses in an outpatient setting (PC3)

  • 2) Perform routine preventive and wellness measure (PC1)
  • 3) Identify psychosocial issues which impact the care of patients(SBP2)
  • 4) Communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team (SBP1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessment is through direct observation of histories and exams, case presentations and educational discussions with faculty).

Enrollment Information


3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Tim Jeter (tjeter1@IUHealth.org) Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Tim Jeter (tjeter1@IUHealth.org) . This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None