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Family Medicine & Community Health Elective Course Description

Course Name: Family Health Center Outpatient Subinternship
Course Number: FC-423
Elective Type:
Coordinator(s):

Stephen Earls, MD

UMass Student Contact:
Karen Rayla, Coordinator
Karen.Rayla@umassmed.edu  or 774-442-4117

Visiting Student Contact:
Michael P. Smith, Associate Director of Admissions
Michael.Smith@umassmemorial.org or 508-334-8023

Department: Family Medicine & Community Health
Sites Available: Barre Regional Family Health Center
Months Offered: M3-M6
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd year Clerkships 
Visiting Student Required Questionnaire: Download form
Enrollment Process: Approval from coordinator required; email approval to electives@umassmed.edu to schedule

Elective Description: Experience the clinical diversity of a rural family medicine teaching practice.  Barre Family Health Center is the only health care facility in a 16 mile radius providing comprehensive family medicine care with over 42,000 visits per year.  We provide full spectrum care form prenatal to end of life care in our NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home. This includes routine wellness care as well as chronic disease management with extensive opportunities in minor trauma, minor surgery, medical assisted addiction treatment, prenatal care and integrated behavioral health.  Work alongside family medicine residents, experienced family physicians, advanced practitioners and behavioral health providers. In addition to residents in family medicine, the health center also hosts Graduate NP students, PA and Pharmacy students, a behavioral health fellow and psychology graduate student offering an enriched academic learning environment.  Tailor your experience to match your interests: hospital Rounds, Procedures, OMT, office based addiction care, continuity maternal health.

Location specific contact: Joan Pulnik, Administrative Assistant

Website: Department of Family Medicine & Community Health  http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/