IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 64YX709 — URBAN MEDICINE - CARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED

Description:

The entire American healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic change, and physicians will have to know more than the technical aspects of their profession to participate meaningfully in shaping this change. Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Tim Ames, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Healthlinc Community Health Center (Valparaiso)

Other Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Maya and Dr. Sarita Prasad

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the uniqueness and role of a FQHC in the community (SBP1)
  • 2) Discuss issues of accessibility, availability, and affordability in Urban Healthcare and have a greater understanding about the causes of health care disparities (SBP5)
  • 3) Describe the organization and delivery of health care in an urban setting based on clinical rotations in different departments within the FQHC and other health care facilities (SBP5)
  • 4) Implement chronic disease management techniques with patients in the urban setting (MK4)
  • 5) Diagnose and manage common undifferentiated medical problems presenting in the urban setting (PC3)
  • 6) Value preventive health measures in quality of care by participating in an available patient advocacy program (SBP5)

Assessment

  • 1. Oral Case Presentation Assessment; (The course director will assess the student's understanding of healthcare disparities and serving the underserved population through an oral presentation of a problem/topic specific to underserved patients (ie, identified that patient cannot afford prescription - come up with ways to help like
  • 4 generic drugs at Walmart, pharmaceutical company plans, physician samples, etc.). The presentation should be 10 minutes in length and include the history of the problem, prevelance and supporting data, remedies, and how this will positively impact patient and the community). 2. H&P Checklist; (Demonstration of both a focused and complete exam of a patient in the outpatient clinic) 3. Clinical Perfromance Evaluation Form; (A final global assessment will be completed at the end of the rotation using the assessment tools listed).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None