Elective Title: 49YX704 — AMBULATORY CARE WITH A FAMILY PHYSICIAN
This elective is designed to expose 3rd or 4th Year Medical Students to the exciting field of Traditional Family Medicine; inpatient, outpatient, and obstetrical care. Students will work with faculty and residents of the Family Practice Program. They will spend their mornings and two afternoons, alongside their senior Family Medicine resident in the Family Medicine Hospitalist Service; triaging, admitting, diagnosing, presenting, and managing Obstetrical, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric patients from the Emergency Room, the Family Practice Center, the community physician offices, and other services at Methodist Hospital. They will be expected to manage and follow patients assigned to them on the Med-Surg floors, Pediatric floors, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum floor, and Critical Care floors, alongside the Family Medicine Interns and under the supervision of the senior Family Medicine resident and faculty. Students will have opportunity to follow some of the hospitalized patient in the outpatient setting by accompany the senior resident or faculty in their afternoon Family Medicine clinic two times a week. There the students will learns how to do the focused history and physical, and how to diagnosis, treat, and manage in the outpatient setting 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 Didactics sessions with the residents on Thursday afternoons. Students are expected to spend 3 night calls and 2 weekends with the service during the month. 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 and inpatient procedures to include colposcopy, spirometry, exercise cardiac stress test, central venous line placement, joint aspirations and injections, casting, thoracentesis, deliveries, patient counseling, and more.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops:
Tim Jeter (tjeter1@IUHealth.org)
Director: Jacqueline Nonweiler-Parr , M.D.
Location: IU/Methodist Family Medicine Center (Indianapolis)
1) Recognize conditions which requires outpatient care, admission, consultation, and referral (PC1)
- 2) Diagnose and treat common inpatient conditions based on the latest evidence (PC1)
- 3) Identify psychosocial issues which impact the care of hospitalizes patients (SBP2)
- 4) Communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team (ISC1)
Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Direct observation of histories and physicals, case presentations, discussions with faculty).
3rd or 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40-45
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) This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective. Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Tim Jeter (tjeter1@IUHealth.org) .
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None