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This primary care ambulatory rotation is an excellent opportunity to finally function like the Family Doctor you've been waiting to be. In many ways, this is an outpatient sub-internship, based on your level of patient care responsibility. You will have the opportunity to evaluate and implement treatment plans on patients in the Family Medicine Center at the St. Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. On this rotation, you will work either directly with one of the residents/faculty in their continuity clinics, or as part of a team, functioning on an Open Access, or same-day appointment, system. You will also participate in weekly family medicine didactics.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: Elizabeth Roth, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis), Primary Care Center

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate and manage common acute ambulatory patient conditions (PC3)

  • 2) Efficiently assess and treat patients in an office setting (PC1)
  • 3) Implement preventative healthcare practices into the ambulatory care of patients (PC4)
  • 4) Follow guidelines of chronic disease management (MK4)
  • 5) Appropriately document and code for services rendered / increase exposure to EMR in a practice setting (ISC5)
  • 6) Incorporate the principles of evidence-based medicine (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Family Medicine clerkship must be completed.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 45

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Didactic

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org) To check availability, contact Beth Dragoo, email bvdragoo@ascension.org or phone 317-338-2282. We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None