Family Medicine Clerkship Goals

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Medical Knowledge

 

 

 

1.      Describe the principal underlying causes, mechanisms and processes involved in the etiology of medical illnesses, including:

 

Abdominal Pain/Acute Abdomen, Allergic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Asthma, Back pain, Chest pain, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cough, Cultural/Religious/Ethinic Diversity, Diabetes Mellitus (any type), Diarrhea/Constipation, Dizziness/Abnormal Gait/Balance, Dyslipidemia, Dyspnea, GERD, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), End of Life Care, Hypertension, Illness co-managed by primary care physician & specialist, Musculoskeletal Pain/Disorder, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), Thyroid Disease, Smoking/Tobacco Use Disorder, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI), Visual Changes, Nausea/vomiting, Obesity, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Headache, Mood Disorders, Prevention and Screening Visit: Adolescent (13-18 years), Prevention and Screening Visit: School Age (5-12 years), Prevention and Screening Visit: Pre-School (3-4 years), Prevention and Screening Visit: Toddler (1-2 years), Prevention and Screening Visit:  Infant (< 1 year), Prevention and Screening Visit: Adult (18-64 years), Prevention and Screening Visit: Geriatric (65 years and older), Prenatal/Postpartum care, Rash or Other Skin Disorder, Substance Use Disorder/Dependence, Vaginal Discharge/Vaginitis, Sexual Dysfunction (male or female)

 

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2.      Describe management and treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) for common illnesses

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3.      Explain the developmental milestones that occur through infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood

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4.      Demonstrate an understanding of economic, psychological, social and cultural factors that impact patient health

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5.      Explain the principles of preventative medicine, including vaccine schedules, cancer screening, counseling for risk prevention, maintenance of healthy lifestyle and obesity prevention

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6.      Demonstrate an understanding of study design and basic testing characteristics to incorporate evidence based medicine into practice

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Patient Care

 

 

 

1.      Elicit a complete and focused history and physical examinations of patients, including: Back examination

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2.      Interpret common screening and diagnostic tests, including electrocardiograms, chest x-rays, electrolyte panels, liver function testing, complete blood count abnormalities and lipid panels

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3.      Apply clinical reasoning skills in developing a prioritized differential diagnosis

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4.      Construct appropriate management strategies for patients

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5.      Perform core procedural skills, including: arterial puncture, Foley catheter placement, insertion of IV catheter, lumbar puncture, insertion of nasogastric tube, suturing and venipuncture

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6.      Counsel patients utilizing health maintenance guidelines to educate on risk factors for diseases

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7.      Demonstrate ability to understand and utilize health maintenance guidelines to identify risk factors for disease in patients

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8.      Utilize the health record to assist in care of patients, including chart review, documentation and request of medical records

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Interpersonal and Communication Skills

 

 

 

1.      Present a complete history and physical examination

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2.      Discuss with the patient and family the findings of the clinical investigation and plans for follow up, possible courses of therapy with indications, risks, benefits and alternatives

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3.      Demonstrate an understanding of how cultural beliefs and spirituality can affect healthcare outcomes, including obtaining a cultural history when appropriate

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4.      Use effective communication skills and styles when working with other health care professionals

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5.      Demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult clinical situations

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6.      Organize a presentation on health and illness from a biopsychosocial perspective

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Practice Based Learning and Improvement

 

 

 

1.      Recognize and accept one’s own limitations in knowledge and clinical skills

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2.      Critically evaluate one’s performance to identify strengths and personal limitations in clinical knowledge or study methods, and develop learning goals to address limitations

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3.      Actively seek out timely and formative feedback

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4.      Collaborate with peers, other healthcare professionals, patients and families in order to integrate feedback to positively modify clinical behavior

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5.      Demonstrate the ability to effectively read, research and critically review the scientific evidence relevant to the care of patients and clinical issues

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6.      Utilize information technology to access and manage clinical information and perform online searches to support self-directed learning

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7.      Perform efficient literature searches and apply the results of medical research to clinical practice

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Professionalism

 

 

 

1.      Demonstrate professionalism by behaving in a professional, courteous and respectful manner when engaged with peers, faculty, residents and non-physician staff

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2.      Demonstrate behaviors that foster patients’ trust in the physician, including: appropriate dress, appropriate grooming, compassion, reliability, honesty, and respect for privacy

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3.      Demonstrate professional behavior by completing all clerkship requirements, including clerkship evaluations, in a timely manner

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4.      Demonstrate responsibility and accountability by attending and being punctual at all required clerkship activities, including lectures, small groups, morning report and clinical rounds

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5.      Demonstrate professional behavior by requesting any excused absence from required clerkship activities in the required time frame

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6.      Demonstrate professional behavior by responding to direct communication from the Clerkship Director or Coordinator in a timely fashion, particularly in circumstances related to academic performance

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7.      Demonstrate advocacy for patients over personal interests

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8.      Demonstrate respect for patient privacy, and sensitivity to patients with diverse backgrounds

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9.      Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior by honestly completing clerkship examinations without attempting to seek advantage by unfair means, and by reporting unethical behavior of peers to clerkship administration

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Systems Based Practice

 

 

 

1.      Identify considerations of cost awareness for patient care.

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2.      Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of economic and health insurance issues on patient care

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3.      Collaborate with health care professionals to assess, coordinate and improve health care delivery, to promote health, prevent disease and manage illness

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4.      Utilize strategies to access health care services for patients who need advocacy and assistance

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5.      Analyze and identify system errors and potential solutions

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6.      Identify ways to advocate for quality patient care and optimal patient care systems

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7.      Identify individuals at risk for inadequate healthcare, including the uninsured, elderly, physically and mentally disabled

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8.      Demonstrate commitment to and examples of service to patients in need

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Inter-professional Collaboration

 

 

 

1.      Work collaboratively with all health professionals on the team to optimize delivery of care to the patient

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2.      Respectfully and effectively communicate issues of patient care with non-physician healthcare workers

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3.      Organize the appropriate use of consultants and referrals

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4.      Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of other members of the healthcare team

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Personal and Professional Development

 

 

 

1.      Demonstrate a personal responsibility to maintaining one’s own physical and mental well-being

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2.      Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to pursuing learning opportunities for personal and professional growth and development

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