Clerkship Goals

At the end of the family medicine clerkship, each student should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of family medicine.
  • Gather information, formulate differential diagnoses, and propose plans for the initial evaluation and management of patients with common presentations.
  • Manage follow-up visits with patients having one or more common chronic disease.
  • Develop evidence-based health promotion/disease prevention plans for patients of any age or gender.
  • Demonstrate competency in advanced elicitation of history, communication, physical examination, and critical thinking skills.
  • Discuss the critical role of family physicians within any health care system.