Family Medicine (FMDN)


FMDN 599. Directed Elective Study. 1.5-18 Units.

FMDN 701. Family Medicine Clerkship. 1.5-6 Units.

A four-week rotation that teaches the concepts and practice of family-centered primary health care. Provides a useful introduction for students entering family medicine and other primary care specialties; and helps students entering other specialties apply these principles in their chosen fields and better understand the role of the family physicians with whom they interact. Teaches students to assess patients with common problems like fatigue, chest pain, and abdominal pain; to provide basic diagnosis and treatment for several specific clinical entities, including hypertension and diabetes; to recognize psychosocial problems, such as depression and anxiety; and to practice integrative and whole person care by assessing the strengths and stresses of patients in the context of their family, community, support systems, and spiritual life.

FMDN 821. Family Medicine Subinternship. 1.5-6 Units.

A four-week rotation during which the senior subintern participates as a member of the family medicine inpatient service team. Provides experience in managing hospitalized patients and hospital follow-up, with emphasis on increasing decision-making skills. Increases students' knowledge about acute illnesses and treatment, and familiarizes students with management of patients over the period of transition from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.

FMDN 891. Family Medicine Elective (General Family Medicine). 1.5-27 Units.

Offers fourth-year medical students the opportunity to explore various areas of family medicine, such as outpatient clinics, palliative medicine, sports medicine, research, etc.