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Elective Title: 71YF707 — FAMILY MEDICINE


The student will be assigned to a member of the family medicine staff and to a resident in family medicine. The student will see multiple patients in an active Family Medicine Center on a daily basis. Students are acquainted with the scope of Family Medicine in both hospital and office settings. This includes following ambulatory patients in the Family Medicine model office, with an opportunity to participate in a health-oriented rather than a disease-oriented practice. Time can be allocated for special interests at the discretion of the director, such as obstetrics, sports medicine, and care of the underserved.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Michele Collins, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Mishawaka)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) See patients in a busy family medicine center (PC1)

  • 2) Take history and physicals (PC1)
  • 3) Formulate an assessment and plan (PC3)
  • 4) Pursue information to enhance knowledge and demonstrate lifelong learning skills (PBLI1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of history and physical exams and oral presentations on assessment and plans of patients assigned to medical student. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None