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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 515-Family Medicine Sub-Internship

Course Coordinator: Dr. Patrice Latimer
Course Faculty: Dr. Patrice Latimer
Elective Location: BTGH
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Visiting Student Elective: No
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: Required Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
SATISFYS REQUIREMENT FOR 3rd/4th YEAR EXTERNSHIP- Students are encouraged to take the elective between January of the 3rd Year and December of the 4th Year. Students taking this elective should learn unique issues involved in the hospital care of the underserved by serving as a sub-intern on the Family Medicine service at Ben Taub General Hospital. As a member of the house staff team, the student will be given primary responsibility for the care of a limited group of general medicine patients under the supervision of a senior Family Practice resident and Attending Physician. NIGHT CALL IS REQUIRED.
Learning Activities
Students will also have opportunity to participate in the care of obstetrical and newborn patients. Students will learn the family practice approach to the care of patients with emphases on caring for patients in the context of their family environment, handling psychosocial issues and providing longitudinal care for patients with chronic illnesses. Each student will be required to make a case presentation to the rest of the team on one patient. This presentation should address the biopsychosocial issues and treatment plan surrounding the hospitalization.
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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