Department of Family Medicine
Family Medicine Courses
- COURSE FM1120, AI (FAHC)
- COURSE FM1125, Residency site
- COURSE FM1126, Preceptorship
- COURSE FM1127, Ecosystem Change & Human Health (beginning Jan. 2012)
- COURSE FM1128, Intro to Global Health
- COURSE FM1129, Underserved Rotation
- COURSE FM1135, Palliative Care
- COURSE FM1140, Lactation Management
- COURSE FM1180, Reading Month
- COURSE FM1181, Research
- COURSE FM1090, Out of state or out of country
Advanced Integration Course Catalogue
Family Medicine is defined by the American Board of Family Medicine as: ....comprehensive medical care with particular emphasis on the family unit, in which the physician's continuing responsibility for health care is neither limited by the patient's age or sex nor by a particular organ system or disease entity.
Family Medicine is the specialty in breadth which builds upon a core of knowledge derived from other disciplines - drawing most heavily on internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and psychiatry - and which establishes a cohesive unit, combining the behavioral sciences with the traditional biological and clinical sciences. The core of knowledge encompassed by the discipline of family medicine prepares the family physician for a unique role in patient management, problem-solving, counseling and as a personal physician who coordinates total health care delivery.
Family Medicine requires a comprehensive approach to learning and thus a carefully planned curriculum by each student is necessary to reach individual educational goals. The core requirements are those of the General Major, however students interested in Family Medicine are encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor to review course selection, discuss areas of interest, and plan for postgraduate education. Frequently selected courses include Emergency Medicine, surgical subspecialties, and medical areas including Rheumatology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Cardiology and Gastroenterology. Additional office-based experience is also recommended. We offer an Acting Internship in Family Medicine for those students interested in a hands-on opportunity to learn about residency training in Family Medicine.
Students interested in Family Medicine should consider selecting an advisor from the full-time faculty of the Department of Family Medicine. Questions should be directed to Anya Koutras, MD.
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