Family Medicine & Community Health * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Family Practice 
Course Number: FC-401
Elective Type: B1
Coordinator(s): Frank Domino, MD  frank.domino@umassmemorial.org 
Contact: Karen Rayla Karen.Rayla@umassmed.edu
or 774-442-4117
Department: Family Medicine & Community Health
Sites Available: Individual Preceptorship Sites
Months Offered: E1, E2, M3 - M10
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd year clerkships 
Elective Description: 1) To develop the student's ability to use the family medicine approach to problem solving and clinical decision making 2) To advance the student's knowledge of the clinical content of family medicine so that he/she has an increasing awareness of the most common cause of symptoms and the natural history of the common conditions 3) To expose the student to another style of family practice that can be contrasted with his/her experience in the core clerkship, thereby enriching his/her knowledge about family medicine as a viable and rewarding practice alternative. 
Note: NA
Location:  Individual Preceptorship Sites
Website: Department of Family Medicine & Community Health  http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/