Rural Family Medicine

Mission:
The Rural Family Medicine elective is designed to expose senior medical students in rural primary care practice. Students will be involved in direct patient care with supervision by the preceptor.

Objectives:
The aim of the Rural Family Medicine elective is to provide the student with experience in the care of both inpatients and outpatients in a rural clinic, with increased responsibilities over that required by the third-year students. This experience will provide an in-depth exposure to rural communities resulting in an increased understanding of the depth and breadth of rural family medicine.

Responsible Faculty:
Joe Florence, M.D.


Additional Contact:
Carolyn Sliger


Course Offered/Duration:
Monthly for four weeks, except July when no students are accepted.

Prerequisites:
Completion of a third-year Family Practice clerkship and in good standing.

Elective application forms for visiting students can be obtained through the Office of Academic Affairs.

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