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Elective Title: 84YF773 — RURAL FAMILY PRACTICE


Very large rural practice with exposure to inpatient and outpatient experience including obstetrics, surgery, nursing home, board of health and even coroner's duties. Large numbers of colonoscopies, EGD's, ultrasound, and outpatient surgery exposure plus 5-10 deliveries a month. Housing and meals available. The student will be working in a rural area in a busy family practice group of 4 physicians and two nurse practitioners. They will be seeing patients in the office, doing an assessment and conferring on proper treatment and follow-up. They may be able to assist with a delivery and other hospital procedures. The student should be able to develop a problem list and differential diagnosis and carry out a treatment plan.

Elective Details:

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

Director: James Turner, D.O.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: Mary Sherman Hospital (Sullivan); Additional site: Sullivan Family Practice

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Observe, diagnose and treat common inpatient and outpatient conditions seen in Family Practice (PC3)
  • 2) Experience nursing home care (PC1)
  • 3) Experience difference in city vs rural practice (SBP2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Direct Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

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? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Primary Hospital and Local N.P used in clinic; 1/2 day with PT.

Service Learning Included: Yes

Detaials for Service Learning: