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

Course Director: Fareed Mahmood Khan, M.B.B.S.
Course Faculty: William Y. Huang, M.D.,Patrice Latimer, M.D.,Fareed Mahmood Khan, M.B.B.S.,Khoa Van Pham, M.D.,Bich-May Dinh Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H.,Eric T. Warwick, M.D.,Dana Lynn Clark, M.D.,Judy Levison, M.D.,Deepa Patel Somcio, M.D.,Lisa Catherine Karam Danek, M.D.,Sophia Hissam Siddiqi, M.D.,Thomas Ouyjuung Kim, M.D.
Elective Location: HH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Family & Community Medicine
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: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Students taking this elective will learn unique issues involved in the care of the under served patient. Student will gain a broad exposure to the care of the under served by caring for patients at two sites: Northwest Health Center of the Harris Health System (for primary care) and the Ben Taub General Hospital with various faculty will be provided. Depending on particular student interest, student will be able to observe and assist in ambulatory procedures both minor surgical psychosocial issues, longitudinally caring for patients with chronic illnesses and providing preventive care. Students also spend time learning office-based procedures at the comprehensive, person centered care to indigent patients with a team based and evidenced based approach. Houston is a diverse city and Northwest Clinic's patient populations are equally diverse. Our patients are underserved and therefore have a higher disease burden. Northwest Clinic is also a residency training site for Family Medicine with experienced residency faculty providing all the student supervision.
Learning Activities
Emphasis is upon the comprehensive assessment of the clinical problems of families, implementation of management plans, patient follow-up, clinical preventive medicine and the organization and economics of primary care practice. Observing and shadowing Faculty members in busy ambulatory care clinic. Obtaining and writing History, Physicals, Assessment and Plans for common outpatient family medicine visits Observing and assisting Faculty members in busy outpatient family medicine procedures clinic. Writing Procedure notes and follow up care plans Observing and shadowing Faculty and residents members on Adult Medicine Hospital ward service. Obtaining and writing History, Physicals, Assessment and Plans and following at least one adult medicine patient while they are admitted in Hospital.
Evaluation Methods
Standard rotation evaluation will be solicited from all faculty who significant interactions with student during rotation. Course director will aggregate responses and provide a final grade.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
1100 West 34th, Houston, TX 77018
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carolyn Olson
Contact Phone: 713-798-6590
Contact Fax: 713-798-7789
Contact Location: 3701 Kirby, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77098

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