Elective Title: 93YX710 — CARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED
This elective provides medical students and residents an opportunity to gain experience in caring for underserved populations at well established community health centers. A majority of these clinics are located in inner city Indianapolis where a large number of working poor, minorities, and limited English proficiency people live. The month-long experience will emphasize high quality of care for underserved populations, cultural competence, and medical Spanish utilizing clinical experience in a full spectrum Family Medicine practice in a community health center setting.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Javier Sevilla ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Director: Javier Sevilla-Martir, M.D.
Location: Various communities throughout Indianapolis
Other Faculty: Ruben Hernandez, M.D., Diana Lobo, M.D., Saura Fortin, M.D., Nydia Nu
- 1) Describe the importance of high quality medical care for underserved populations based on their experiences at inner city clinical sites (SBP5)
- 2) Explain causes of health care disparities and barriers to care (SBP2)
- 3) Explain awareness of the need for culturally competent care oriented toward the growing Hispanic community of Indianapolis (P2)
- 4) Demonstrate effective communication with Hispanic/Latino patients at clinical encounters as observed by preceptor (ISC3)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation; research report and presentation)
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; student should have completed family Medicine clerkship and possess basic Spanish skills
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 20% Seminars; 20% Library/Research
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. Please contact Dr. Sevilla to schedule after the initial computer match.
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: Medical students participating in the elective course work with pharmacy students and faculty during clinic hours at the anticoagulation clinic at the Family Medicine Center and average of 4 hours per week
Service Learning Included: None