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Elective Title: 49YF705 — FAMILY PRACTICE


Student will be assigned to a Family Practice Faculty member and a Family Practice Resident and will have direct patient care experience in the office and the hospital. 1. Attend morning staffing and teaching rounds. 2. Attend morning and noon conferences. 3. Complete at least 2 afternoons in the Family Practice center seeing acute ambulatory problems. 4. Inpatient experience including work-ups, progress notes, patient presentations and rounding. 5. Two night calls required during the month. Our desire is to provide the senior student with an experience similar to an internship under direct supervision by a 1st and 3rd year resident without the responsibilities and pressures of a first year resident.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Bova (amy.bova@franciscanalliance.org)

Director: Richard Feldman, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Franciscan Health (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate greater clinical skills and knowledge regarding common medical problems presenting to the family physician in the ambulatory, emergency department, and in-patient setting) (PC1)

  • 2) Perform work-ups, generate differential DX's, write progress notes and orders on common primary care medical problems) (PC2)
  • 3) Exhibit a level of competence in the medical care and clinical decision making process in the ambulatory and in-patient setting commensurate with level of training (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Students are evaluated on achieving the learning objectives by direct observation of their clinical performance including their oral case presentations to preceptors. We utilize the standard Clinical Performance Evaluation Form provided by IUSM. Students will be evaluated by clinical preceptors in the department and the Course Director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Bova (amy.bova@franciscanalliance.org) This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description:

Service Learning Included: None