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The student will directly participate in all phases of patient care under the direct supervision of an upper-level resident, and residency faculty. 1. Attend morning staffing and teaching rounds. 2. Attend resident didactics and Thursday morning CME at Union Hospital. 3. Complete at least 2 afternoons in the Family Medicine Center seeing acute ambulatory problems. 4. Inpatient experience including work-ups, progress notes, dictation of discharge summaries, patient presentations, and rounding 5. Two nights with night-float team required during the month, with an opportunity for additional night experience as schedules permit.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: Steven A McDonald, M.D.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: Union Hospital (Terre Haute)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • Competency: Patient Care 1) Gather essential information about the patient and accurately put into a standard H&P format) (This would include a HPI, past medical history, family and social history, a complete review of systems, and a thorough physical exam) (PC)
  • 2) Generate basic differential diagnoses (PC3)
  • 3) Accurately document a clinical encounter and generate a problem list (progress note, dictate H&P) (ISC5)
  • Competency: Medical Knowledge 1) Demonstrate basic decision-making capabilities (PC3)
  • Competency: Systems-Based Practice 1) Recognize that quality patient care requires coordination and teamwork and participation as a respectful and effective team member (SBP1)
  • Competency: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement 1) Use feedback to improve learning and performance (PBLI2)
  • Competency: Professionalism 1) Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and respect to patients and team members (P2)
  • 2) Recognize that conflicting personal and professional values exist (P1)
  • 3) Maintain patient confidentiality (P3)
  • Competency: Interpersonal Skills and Communication 1) Recognize that respectful communication is important to quality care (ISC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Direct observatoin by faculty and upper level residents, case presentations, oral presentations).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-80

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Didactics

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-8763.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Yes, elective provides intentional opportunities for students to work collaboratively on healthcare teams with nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, social work. All of the above except dental.

Service Learning Included: None