Medical Student Clerkships
The Family Medicine Clerkship is offered as a required rotation for third and fourth year medical students or as an elective for students serious about Family Medicine as a specialty. The rotation provides the medical student with exposure to the breadth and depth of the practice of Family Medicine and the opportunity to deliver healthcare for a variety of patients. The student will assume responsibility for problem-oriented and preventative care across all medical disciplines and will also be introduced to principles of case management including discussion and decision-making around “End of Life” concerns. Regardless of future specialty, the medical student will be intimately familiar with the importance of the Family Physician as the leader of the healthcare team.
The clerkship offers exposure to a multidisciplinary team of providers, including Physicians, Pharmacists, Behavioral Scientists, and other healthcare providers. The clerkship also exposes students to multiple settings across the care continuum, including the outpatient clinic, hospital care setting, skilled nursing facility, and home visits. Students may also have the opportunity to work with the palliative care team, as well as take part in the didactic portion of our tropical medicine curriculum.
Medical students are expected to have basic medical knowledge consistent with their experience and level of training. They should be capable of self-directed learning as they improve their clinical skills and medical knowledge. Students are expected to function as part of a healthcare team and always use their judgment in seeking guidance and conducting themselves in a manner befitting their chosen profession.
Contact Martha Perez at 562.698.0811 Ext. 13784 or Martha.Perez@pihhealth.org.