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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:
The goal Family Medicine sub-internship is to expose students to the underserved patients on the Family Medicine Service at Ben Taub General Hospital. Students will assume the role of an intern and will learn the family medicine approach to the care of adult hospitalized patients with emphasis on caring for patients in the context of their family environment, addressing psychosocial, cultural and financial issues and providing longitudinal care for patients with chronic issues. Night float is required.
Learning Activities
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the care of obstetrical and newborn patients, especially during night float. Students will be given primary responsibility for the care of a set of patients, be exposed to common and complex inpatient medical problems and learn how to establish management plans independently. Each student will be required to make a case presentation to the rest of the team on one patient. This presentation should address the psychosocial issues and treatment plan surrounding the hospitalization.
Evaluation Methods
The student’s grade will be based on feedback from all of the faculty educators with whom the student has interacted.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Contact the Family Medicine Spectralink at 713-873-9690 at 7:00 a.m. to notify the Family Medicine resident of your arrival.
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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