This rotation will provide students with inpatient and outpatient experience consistent with a community family medicine physician located in the Murrells Inlet area. Students will complete 1-2 weeks on a busy inpatient service (flexible), 1-2 weeks of outpatient medicine, and 1 week geared towards a specific interest of the student (given availability of rotation). For instance, students interested in community medicine, geratrics, or behavioral medicine (among others) will have the opportunity to focus in these areas. If the student does not have specific interests, 2 weeks will be completed in the outpatient setting. Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation and securing housing for this rotation (AHEC housing may be available).
LEARNING GOALS & OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this clinical rotation students should be able to do the following:
- Complete history and physical for patients upon admission to hospital. (PC1, CS1)
- Develop daily plan for patients admitted to the inpatient service. (MK1, MK5, MK8, PC2, PC3, PL1, PL3)
- Deliver accurate and concise patient assessment and management plans to patient care team. (PC2, PC3, CS1, PR1, PR4)
- Document accurate history and physical, daily progress notes, discharge summaries, and clinic notes for patients. (CS5)
- Communiate with consultants and ancillary staff regarding care of patients. (PC4, CS4, PR1, IP1, IP3)
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGIES AND ROTATION ACTIVITIES: Students on this rotation will be expected to learn and achieve the educational goals and objectives through the following methodologies and activities:
- Participate on rounds daily while on inpatient service.
- Discuss outpatient encounters directly with attending physicians.
- Attend Morning Report daily.
- Meet with course director at the beginning and end of rotation for debriefing.
- Attend academic half day if applicable.
PATIENT ENCOUNTERS: Students will be expected to work-up patients with these specified conditions:
- Chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia
- Acute illnesses, including upper respiratory infections, musculoskeletal injuries, gastrointestinal disease
- Psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, insomnia
- Preventative health, including Pap Smears, immunizations, physical exam, wellness
- Frequently encountered inpatient conditions, including sepsis, community-acquired pneumonia.
EVALUATION / FEEDBACK METHODS: Students will be evaluated using the following methods:
- E*Value Clinical Performance Evaluation.
- Inpatient attendings will deliver verbal feedback each week.
- Outpatient attendings will deliver verbal feedback each week and during specific patient encounters.
- Course director will deliver verbal feedback at the end of the rotation.