Fourth Year Electives

FAMILY MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP

DURATION:

4 weeks


OBJECTIVE:

To provide students the opportunity to gain additional experience in (1) the diagnosis
and management of patients encountered in a Family Practice in-patient service, and (2) improve
technical and procedural skills involved in the care of such patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The student will be the primary provider of care for the hospital patients of the Service, operating at the level of a PGY-1 Resident with appropriate supervision by housestaff and attending physicians.

The student will be integrated into the regular work schedule of the Service to include the taking of night and weekend call or of assigned shifts at the rate of other PGY-1 Residents.

The student will perform a comprehensive history and physical examination on each patient assigned to him/her.

The student will maintain the medical record in a fashion identical to that of a PGY-1 Resident with the counter-signed admission History and Physical and daily progress notes entered in the patient chart.

The student will perform, with direct supervision, patient procedures that are expected of a PGY-1 Resident.

The student will be responsible for arranging for the orderly discharge of his/her patients to include discharge instructions, prescription of home medications (counter-signed by a licensed physician), and arrangements for post-hospital follow-up.

The student will prepare a complete and written and/or dictated Discharge Summary that, when counter-signed, will be a part of the permanent school record.

EVALUATION:

The student will be evaluated by the ward resident and attending physician.

LOCATION:

USA Medical Center and USA Children and Women’s Hospital


TIME:

The student is to report to morning rounds at 7:45am on the first day of the rotation. Morning rounds are held in the Medical Center on the second floor next to the main conference room.


VISITING STUDENTS:

Visiting Students interested in applying for a 4th year rotation must follow procedures at the Visiting Student Website.

FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC ROTATION

DURATION:

4 weeks


OBJECTIVE:

This elective is designed to allow the student the opportunity to participate in the care
of patients in the continuity care setting of the Family Practice Center.


DESCRIPTION:

The student will work one-on-one with faculty physicians and Family Practice
residents in the departmental ambulatory care clinic.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

The student will work one-on-one with faculty physicians and Family Practice residents in the departmental ambulatory care clinic.

The student will see patients on an appointment basis working with faculty and residents.

Each patient will be presented to the supervisor prior to disposition.

Students will have the opportunity to address acute and chronic medical problems, patient evaluation, and preventive health issues to all age groups.

The student will be responsible for helping to complete the electronic progress note and for assuring that appropriate follow-up plans are made.

The student will be expected to participate in all departmental teaching conferences.


EVALUATION:

The student’s final evaluation will reflect the scores/comments on the evaluation of all preceptors who worked with that student during his or her rotation.


LOCATION:

Family Medicine Center, 1504b Springhill Ave, Mobile, AL 36604


TIME:

Students must arrive at the Family Medicine Center at 8:30am on the first day of the rotation.


VISITING STUDENTS:

Visiting Students interested in applying for a 4th year rotation must follow procedures at the Visiting Student Website.