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The purpose of this elective is to acquaint the senior student with the specialty of Family Medicine in the context of private practice in that discipline. The student is assigned to work in conjunction with a Family Practitioner in the community. Mornings will generally consist of hospital rounds with the preceptor. Afternoons will be spent at the physician's office. The student will have an opportunity to directly participate, with supervision, in all aspects of patient care. Attendance, with the preceptor, at hospital Staff and Continuing Education Meetings, home care, and community medical activities is encouraged. Arrangements to spend free time in the various conferences and activities of the Fort Wayne Family Practice Residency are possible

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Paul Blusys, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne Medical Education Program (IUSM - Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Obtain experience and expertise efficiently evaluating patients of all ages in the outpatient setting) (PC1)
  • 2) Generate a differential diagnosis and initial treatment plan and/or plan for further evaluation) (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Direct observation and case presentations.)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator, for Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573. Student needs to contact faculty 12 weeks prior to beginning the elective.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Students work with other healthcare professionals as the situation arises.

Service Learning Included: None