Course Director: Michael A. Barone, MD email@example.com
Year of Medical School: Third and Fourth
Timing of Course: 4 ½ week blocks throughout the 45 week academic calendar. Physician preceptors must commit to at least one contiguous 4 week block per year and may elect to always have a different student (rotating every 4 weeks) in their office throughout the year.
Content of Course: Clinical clerkship during which students learn initial evaluation and management of common outpatient medical problems in children, the focused history and physical examination, preventive medicine, and chronic illness. The students 4 ½ experience is combined with a 4 ½ week inpatient experience. Together, these comprise the basic clerkship.
Level of Commitment: Students are expected to have 5 half-day sessions per week. Formal lectures/discussions occur at the medical school, and students are expected to do independent study to address knowledge gaps. Patient experience should include private time with 4-6 patients per day, depending on student and preceptor; this generally requires a separate examination room for the student. Preceptors are expected to supervise student’s clinical performance, and complete a written evaluation (via electronic form) at the end of the rotation.
Location: Preceptor’s office
Preceptors: General pediatric practice, group or solo.
Faculty Development: Written materials, access to all Course Materials