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Elective Title: 53YF700 — Clinical Family Medicine


Outpatient only experience in Family Medicine. Students will work side-by-side with a faculty physician seeing patients in a 100% ambulatory care experience. Students will be doing a combined shadow and independent care program where they will be seeing 3-5 patients a day with supervision. Students will be expected to interview the patients, develop appropriate differential diagnosis, and come to an appropriate assessment and plan for each patient with attention to cost of care in a primary care setting. Students will be expected to document their cases in the EMR so they will get a real life look into the working lifestyle of a Primary Care Provider. In addition to patient care, students will be expected to research a Family Medicine topic each week and provide a short, 5-minute presentation regarding this topic. Finally, one day will be spent learning about practice management of an office.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: Michael Teague, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health Morgan (Martinsville)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate and apply basic clinical skills, such as history taking, physical examination, and general knowledge pertaining to patient care (PC1)
  • 2) formulate a differential diagnosis, and initial management plan (PC2)
  • 3) Interpret tests used in the evaluation of the primary care patient (PC3)
  • 4) Distinguish the importance of continuity of care in the management of patients (PC2)
  • 5) Communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team (ISC1)
  • 6) Use evidence-based medicine as a routine preventive and wellness measure (MK5)
  • 7) Explain the pathophysiology of common Family Medicine encounters (MK3)
  • 8) Obtain introductory experience into coding/billing/office administration of ambulatory medicine (ICS5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Precepting physician will evaluate by direct observation throughout the course, but specifically with mid-rotation and end of rotation feedback with the student. Student will be required to do 4 presentations over common Family Medicine topics throughout the rotation (1 per week).)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th; Clerkship prerequisite: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None