Senior Family Medicine

Objectives:
The aim of the senior Family Medicine elective is to provide the student with experience in the care of both inpatients and outpatients in the ETSU Family Practice Residency Clinics. This experience will provide in-depth exposure to family medicine, resulting in an increased understanding for its depth and breadth.

Responsibilities:
The senior clerk's responsibilities may include: following and managing assigned inpatients on a daily basis, performing histories and physicals, conducting daily evaluations, writing admission orders, writing daily orders and progress notes, performing selected procedures, managing discharge planning, and completing discharge summaries. These activities will be under the supervision of senior residents and the attending faculty.

Evaluating and managing assigned outpatients on a daily basis, including appropriate histories, physicals, assessments, and plans.

Taking in-house overnight call on a rotating basis with other students. During these evenings the student will be involved with the activities of the resident on call, including working up assigned patients and managing selected problems. Sleeping facilities are provided.

Attending all conferences, including noon conferences and Grand Rounds and making brief presentations to the attending, students, and residents on the family practice service.

Responsible Faculty:
Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP


Course Offered / Duration:
This elective is offered monthly for two to four weeks per location for a maximum of six weeks total. Maximum of one student per center per month.

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

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

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