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Family Medicine

Course #: 5-FAMMD-759

Title: Family Medicine Ambulatory Care
Instructor: Heather Shelton, M.D.

Location: McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program
Florence, SC
Number of students: 2
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Fall, Spring

Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Description

The student will work with the faculty members as well as the family medicine residents. Assessment utilizing the problem-oriented approach will be made at all levels of care including acute care, chronic care, and preventive care. The student will be exposed to patient care in both the Family Medicine Center and the McLeod Regional Medical Center. Emphasis will be placed on history taking, physical assessment, laboratory data interpretation, and differential diagnosis. The student will be exposed to office management and record organization as well as a team approach utilizing various health care professionals. Appropriate methods of referral to community resources and consultants will be stressed. Inclusion of inpatient care is an option. Evidence-based medicine, pharmacology and patient education receive special attention.

Course objectives

The student will demonstrate their effectiveness in taking a quick and pertinent history including appropriate physical, emotional, social, and family data, performing thorough examinations, and interpreting laboratory data. The student will formulate appropriate care plans and will describe the environment in which the disease arose as a way of discovering an etiology.

Instructional methodology

The major portion of this elective will be spent discussing patient encounters, hospital rounds, house calls, and time at community resource centers. Daily topic conferences will be presented in the Family Medicine Center at noon. Selected literature articles will be chosen for review. (The core family medicine textbook will be: Family Medicine. Robert Taylor, M.D., Editor, 2nd Edition).

 


 

Title: Family Medicine Ambulatory Care
Instructor: Richard Howell, M.D.

Location: McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program
Florence, SC
Number of students: 2
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Fall, Spring

Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Description

The student will work with the faculty members as well as the family medicine residents. Assessment utilizing the problem-oriented approach will be made at all levels of care including acute care, chronic care, and preventive care. The student will be exposed to patient care in both the Family Medicine Center and the McLeod Regional Medical Center. Emphasis will be placed on history taking, physical assessment, laboratory data interpretation, and differential diagnosis. The student will be exposed to office management and record organization as well as a team approach utilizing various health care professionals. Appropriate methods of referral to community resources and consultants will be stressed. Inclusion of inpatient care is an option. Evidence-based medicine, pharmacology and patient education receive special attention.

Course objectives

The student will demonstrate their effectiveness in taking a quick and pertinent history including appropriate physical, emotional, social, and family data, performing thorough examinations, and interpreting laboratory data. The student will formulate appropriate care plans and will describe the environment in which the disease arose as a way of discovering an etiology.

Instructional methodology

The major portion of this elective will be spent discussing patient encounters, hospital rounds, house calls, and time at community resource centers. Daily topic conferences will be presented in the Family Medicine Center at noon. Selected literature articles will be chosen for review. (The core family medicine textbook will be: Family Medicine. Robert Taylor, M.D., Editor, 2nd Edition).

 


 

Title: Family Medicine Externship
Instructor: William H. Hester, M.D.

Location: McLeod Regional Medical Center
Florence, SC
Number of students: 1
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Year round

Family Medicine Externship Description

Student will work on the Family Medicine Teaching Service; 441 bed acute care regional hospital with a team consisting of an attending, senior resident and 2 interns. Student will have exposure to all critical care units.

Course objectives

  • Admission H&P on each assigned patient
  • Discharge summary
  • Present patients at morning report
  • Attend procedures on assigned patients
  • Discuss consultants role in management
  • Instructional methodology (approximate # of hours per week)

Lectures - 5
Rounds/discussions - 4
Patient contact - 30
Lab/X-ray - 2
Patient load - 2
Call - every 4th night

 

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