MED 803 Primary Care Internal Medicine, 4 credits

The student will be provided experience in ambulatory medicine which approximates that of a practicing academic general internist. The activities of the rotation will include making daily and weekend rounds on the service inpatients; evaluating scheduled and unscheduled ("walk-in") patients in the primary care clinic; researching medical issues arising from the care of these patients; coordinating patient care with nursing staff, patients, and their families; and teaching third-year medical students in the outpatient setting.

Upon completion of this rotation, the student should have gained insight and experience in the routine of an academic general internist, improved physical diagnosis and patient management skills, provided continuity of care for patients going from the outpatient to inpatient service as well as outpatient follow up after hospital discharge.

Prerequisite: MS4 and successful completion of MED 802

Modules: A-K

Number of students: 1

Course Director: Kathryn K. Hufmeyer, MD

Course Coordinator: Michelle Dicenzo