FME3-3001/F Family Medicine Clerkship-CHATT
FME3-3001/F FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP-CHATT
Clerkship Director: Dr. J. Mack Worthington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative Contact: Elissa McCoy (email: email@example.com)
Office Phone: (423) 778-2957
Department email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical student education is a major focus of the Department of Family Medicine in Chattanooga. The goals, objectives, and projects for the Family Medicine Clerkship are comparable at all UT sites (Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga). An experienced faculty gives the lectures and the number of students is small, providing an environment that allows students to interact with the faculty.
A maximum of four students can register for each eight week block for the Chattanooga Family Medicine Clerkship. The rotation is divided into two four week blocks one with the inpatient service the other primarily ambulatory. There are two options available for the type of ambulatory experience in which the student may participate. These include the student working with the faculty and residents at the UT Family Practice Center or with a community family physician. Both options provide excellent educational opportunities for students to learn comprehensive and compassionate care of the whole family. Students are involved in patient care with their attending physicians (and/or residents) in the outpatient setting as well as with hospitalized patients. In addition, they attend resident conferences and have informal teaching interactions with the faculty members - including community physicians. Throughout the rotation they are offered the opportunity to participate in ultrasound clinics and the weekly prenatal clinic.
Students should expect to participate on night call activities to enhance their learning opportunities.
Continuing medical education and life-long learning are emphasized by requiring students to read daily and report on their reading.
The Chattanooga Campus, through the generosity of the University and Erlanger, provides living arrangements (modestly furnished apartments with utilities, basic cable TV, and high-speed internet) at no cost to the student, as well as funding toward meals ($50 per week via a swipe card), and free parking adjacent to the hospital.
The Department of Family Medicine in Chattanooga sponsors one of nine residency programs based at Erlanger. The Department of Family Medicine was founded with the purpose of providing residents and medical students with the cognitive and procedural skills necessary to provide excellent care for their patients. The department focuses on giving the very best care to our patients and seeks to attract residents and students who are excited about learning. The Family Medicine Residency is a three-year program that provides training to 18 residents (six at each level). The UT Family Practice Center is a premier health care facility, offering quality patient care through 20,000+ patient visits last year. The center is located just across the street from the primary training site for the Chattanooga Campus, Erlanger Health System.