Family Medicine In-Depth Elective

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• To give the student an understanding and appreciation of full spectrum Family Medicine through exposure to its many facets at an unopposed Family Medicine Residency program.

• To allow the student, under appropriate supervision, to assume diagnostic and therapeutic responsibilities of problems commonly managed by family physicians.

• Indiana University Elective Number is 71YF713

Medicine Services 

One Week

• Admit and follow patients with the medicine resident

• Present patients during rounds

• Treated like a resident except all orders and notes must be co-signed by the chief resident

• Spend two nights on call with a resident

• Attend all noon conferences

Pediatrics and Family Medicine Clinic 

One Week

• Rounds in the morning with pediatrics team

• Work up all patients along with resident until 5:00 pm

• After rounds, and when not working up a patient, spend time at the Family Medicine Clinic seeing patients as assigned by a resident

• Attend all noon conferences


One Week

• Spend one week with on-call residents with opportunity to participate in a 24-hour shift, if desired. If particular interest in OB is expressed, opportunites to obtain more exposure may be arranged

• Attend all teaching sessions

• May assist or observe in surgery

• Typically given at least two opportunities for deliveries

• Attend all noon conferences

Outpatient Family Medicine 

One Week

• Time spent rotating in the Family Medicine Clinic

• Evaluate patients in an outpatient setting with opportunities to staff with residents, faculty, and community physicians

• Supervised by faculty and community physicians

• Attend all noon conferences

Sports Medicine, Underserved Medicine, Colonoscopies 

• Flexible time to spend on a particular area of interest in Sports Medicine, Underserved Clinic, OB or Procedures

• Opportunities for experiences in colonoscopies, injections, ultrasound and other procedures

Medical Student Quotes

“I really enjoyed seeing all the different aspects of family medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I was most impressed on how well everyone gets a long, the great support, and awesome teamwork. I was looking forward to each day!”
4th year medical student, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

“I worked with hardworking, competent, knowledgeable, and pleasant residents. They are like the resident I’d like to be. What a fun experience, especially on Peds.”
4th year student, Indiana University

“I loved the autonomy given to med students by the residents. I always had the option to see the patient alone or with a resident. I felt like an integral part of the team, presenting patients, writing notes, and developing rapport with patients on inpatient and outpatient services. I never felt like a burden – these residents love to teach. I appreciated that there was always a resident waiting for me on day 1 of each rotation (medicine, peds, OB, clinic). That resulted in very little anxiety on the first day since I knew where to go.”
4th year medical student, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

“This was my first experience on medicine nights; it was great! I wrote progress notes and presented during medicine rounds. I enjoyed seeing patients independently. Received some feedback from chiefs on my notes which is helpful for the future as a resident.”
4th year medical student, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

“I was allowed to do vaginal deliveries with family physicians and community OB/GYN physicians. Good experience with patient triage and work up of common issues in pregnancy.”
4th year student, Indiana University

“I really liked the interaction between attendings and residents – I felt they respected residents and treated them like true doctors.”
4th year medical student, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine