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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 511-Care of the Underserved

Course Coordinator: Dr. Fareed Khan
Course Faculty: Dr. Fareed Khan
Elective Location: OTHR
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Completion of all third yed year core rotations
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Offered each quarter EXCEPT IN MARCH AND JULY. Students taking this elective will learn unique issues involved in the care of the underserved. Student will gain a broad exposure to the care of the underserved by caring for patients at a variety of sites. These sites include the Northwest Health Center of the Harris County Hospital District (for primary care), the Antoine Health Center of the Harris County Health District (for prenatal care), the community elementary schools (for school-based health program), and the Ben Taub General Hospital Family Practice Service (for inpatient care). Students will also learn the family practice approach to the care of patients with emphasis on caring for families, handling psychosocial issues, longitudinally caring for patients with chronic illnesses and providing preventive care. Students also spend time learning office-based procedures at the Northwest Community Health Center. Each student will be required to write a brief report describing medical, family and social issues involved in an individual patient's care and the treatment plan that encompasses all issues.
Learning Activities
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carolyn Olson
Contact Phone: 713-798-6590
Contact Fax: 713-798-5795
Contact Location:
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