Student Elective


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A medical student elective is offered, lasting two to four weeks, to enhance the understanding of the many aspects of Family Medicine. The elective is designed to be flexible to what the medical student desires with opportunities for patient care that includes outpatient, inpatient, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. The student also has the option to make the elective emergency medicine focused. This option will enhance the student’s emergency medicine skills and broaden their understanding of the role of the family physician working in the emergency room.

Goal:
To enhance the students skills in patient care across the broad spectrum of Family Medicine while broadening the understanding of the family physician’s role in the health care system. The student will build towards a competency in all aspects of patient care from taking histories, conducting physical exams, building differentials, and developing and implementing care plans.

Objectives:
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary to take a proper history
  • Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to perform a proper physical
  • Identify anomalies in the history, physical, labs, and tests during assessment and build a proper differential
  • Demonstrate communications skills necessary to relate disease process, prevention, and treatment to the patient
  • Identify the aspects of the family physician’s role in providing patient care within the overall health care system
Opportunities:
  • Outpatient
    • Opportunities in our Family Medicine Clinic as well as specialty clinics from dermatology to gastroenterology are available for the student to take part in.
  • Inpatient
    • An opportunity for students to become part of the inpatient team; rounding, presenting, and discussing inpatient care.
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Opportunities from our emergency room where all UT resident call is done to our trauma rotation done at the level 1 trauma center at ETMC.
  • Obstetrics
    • Obstetrics opportunities at Trinity Mother Frances working with our residents.
  • Pediatrics
    • Rounding on the pediatric inpatient service seeing newborns, infants, and adolescents as well as focused pediatric outpatient.
  • Sports Medicine
    • Our Sports Medicine Track provides additional opportunities for students who wish to enhance their sports medicine exam and assessment skills.
  • Conferences
    • A resident experiences over 700 lectures during their three-year residency. These presentations are an excellent didactic opportunity for the visiting student.
  • Focused ER Experience
    • A student may dedicate their elective towards an emergency room experience. The Tyler residency training itself is very ER intensive with two ER rotations and a trauma rotation as part their core experience. This provides numerous opportunities for the student to build an ER elective experience including level 1 trauma and numerous emergency room experiences.

Students may request various experiences to meet their needs and interests.

Evaluation:
Students will be given feedback by residents and faculty on their performance during the rotation. Towards the end of the rotation faculty will meet with the student to discuss their experience. Evaluations required by the school will be promptly completed and returned.

Interested students please email Donna Mann.

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