FME3-3001/F Family Medicine Clerkship-CHATT
Course Coordinator: Dr. J. Mack Worthington
Contact Information: Elissa McCoy; firstname.lastname@example.org; (423) 778-2957
Approval Authorization required: None
Location: Erlanger Health System and the UT Family Practice Center in Chattanooga
Orientation location: UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System
Size: 4 Students total
Overnight Call: 5 nights (Inpatient rotation) and as assigned
Weekend Work: As assigned
· Half Block: Not Negotiable
· Time off for Interviews: None
· Off cycle start and stop: Not Negotiable
Deadline for Cancelation: Thirty days prior to start of elective
Blocks offered: All
This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 14 credit hours.
The rotation is divided into two four-week blocks, one with the inpatient service and the other primarily ambulatory. Both options provide excellent educational opportunities for students to learn comprehensive and compassionate care of the whole family. Students are directly involved in patient care with their attending physicians (and/or residents) in both the hospital and outpatient settings. 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 and procedures clinic. Students on the inpatient service participate on night call activities to enhance their learning opportunities. Continuing medical education and life-long learning are emphasized by required daily reading with reports. Rubrics for clinical skills are completed during the clerkship as well as additional educational assignments.