Elective & Sub Internship Program
Baylor College of Medicine Elective Program

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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 512-Immigrant Medicine
Track: International Health Track,Care of the Underserved

Course Coordinator: Dr. Patrick J. Mc Colloster
Course Faculty: Dr. Wayne Shandera,Dr. Patrick J. Mc Colloster,Dr. Elizabeth Guy,Dr. Mercella Antoine-Taylor,Dr. Ann Gotschall,Dr. Santhi Penmetsa
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Internal Med., Pedi., OB/Gyn, Pysc., Gen. Surg.
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 8 per day Inpatient Ward: 0
Night Call: None Inpatient consultations: 0
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics: 100
Weekends: Optional Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
By the completion of this course, students should be able to diagnose and treat the most common conditions confronting immigrants. Conversational ability in simple English and Spanish is required. An effort will be made to pair one international medical student with a U.S. student during the elective to promote cultural exchange. Enrolled students are expected to perform evaluations at outpatient clinics for immigrants, read the assigned material and complete an open book test each week. 8 credits This elective is not offered in June and July.
Learning Activities
Preceptorship at a variety of clinics and didactic lectures on course material.
Evaluation Methods
Baylor elective student evaluation form and take home tests.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Casa de Amigos Clinic 16158 N. Main Houston, TX 77009 9am
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carolyn Olson
Contact Phone: 713-798-6590
Contact Fax: 713-798-7789
Contact Location: Family and Community Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 600
Email: colson@bcm.edu
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