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The purpose of this elective is to acquaint the student with the specialty of Family Medicine, including the postgraduate training in that discipline, at the Fort Wayne Family Practice Residency. The student directly participates in all phases of patient care under the direct supervision of a senior resident, the Residency Director, and/or the residency faculty. The student attends hospital rounds with the residents and all educational conferences or lectures scheduled for the residency. After-hours patient care in conjunction with the resident(s) on call in the hospital is encouraged. Substantial exposure to Obstetric, Emergency, and Critical Care problems are common in this setting. Arrangements with the Residency Director to design and implement a research project in areas pertinent to Primary Care 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 Center for Medical Education (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • Competency: Patient Care 1) Gather essential information about the patient and accurately put into a standard H&P format) (This would include a HPI, past medical history, family and social history, a complete review of systems, and a thorough physical exam) (PC)
  • 2) Generate basic differential diagnoses (PC3)
  • 3) Accurately document a clinical encounter and generate a problem list (progress note, dictate H&P) (ISC5)
  • Competency: Medical Knowledge 1) Demonstrate basic decision-making capabilities (PC3)
  • Competency: Systems-Based Practice 1) Recognize that quality patient care requires coordination and teamwork and participation as a respectful and effective team member (SBP1)
  • Competency: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement 1) Use feedback to improve learning and performance (PBLI2)
  • Competency: Professionalism 1) Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and respect to patients and team members (P2)
  • 2) Recognize that conflicting personal and professional values exist (P1)
  • 3) Maintain patient confidentiality (P3)
  • Competency: Interpersonal Skills and Communication 1) Recognize that respectful communication is important to quality care (ISC1)


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

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year student in good standing with IUSM.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 15% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224).

Third Year Elective? No

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