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Elective Title: 82YF702 — FAMILY PRACTICE


Student will be associated with the Family Medicine Residency Program and will learn fundamentals of family medicine by clinical experience through direct patient care. Emphasis is placed on management of the entire family in a community setting. Will follow patients in private office and/or Family Medicine residency office, hospital, and home environment. Rural office setting available to those interested, with hospital work done at Deaconess. Student will be assigned to an instructor who is available during the selected month. This elective may be taken in sequence with any other electives offered at Evansville. Housing, if needed, may be available on the hospital campus.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu)

Director: Charles A. Strickland, M.D.

Campus: Evansville

Location: Deaconess Hospital (Evansville)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Improve his or her skill for developing management plans for patients with complex medical issues (PC3)
  • 2) Continue to develop his or her proficiency with the independent evaluation of patients as well as the documentation of patient encounters (PC1)
  • 3) Develop an enhanced level of comfort in delivering care through a diversity of scenarios which will include maternity and newborn care, adult and pediatric inpatient care and the outpatient setting (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

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: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Contact Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) at IUSM-Evansville for enrollment permission. Priority will be given to 4th-year students, with consideration of 3rd-year students who have completed their clerkship. Elective is only offered for IUSM students, not available for students from other schools.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None