Required Core; Elective Clerkship and Sub I Clerkship Information
Clerkship Coordinator: Luis Hernandez
The Family Medicine Core Clerkship teaches the management of diseases commonly encountered in the ambulatory care setting. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered, efficient, cost-effective medical care of men, women and children of all ages in a variety of settings. Prevention, managed care, and cultural competence are stressed. Didactic workshops are conducted at SUMC and clinic sessions are spent attending patients at ambulatory sites.
Clerkship Coordinator: Maria Alfonso
The Ambulatory Medicine clerkship (AMC) combines clinic sessions in both general internal medicine and subspecialty medicine. It includes assigned readings, small group discussions, computer-assisted drills, posing and answering clinical questions with critical appraisal of the literature, and problem-based cases to reinforce principles and complexities of diagnosis and management. The didactics emphasize preventive medicine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrinological disorders, and common clinical presentations in outpatient practice.