ME536M.6

Primary Care Elective Clerkship

Sites: Various primary sites at Cambridge Health Alliance, within Cambridge and Somerville
Director(s): David Bor, Rebecca Rogers
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month (not offered August or December)
Location: CAM - The Cambridge Hospital (6)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: Students may add themselves to the waiting list for this course during add/drop periods but not during lottery periods. For approval, contact Linda Fowler at (617) 665-1801. The Primary Care Elective ME536M.6 is a 4 week rotation of Primary Care Internal Medicine. The student spends time in 1-2 clinics affiliated with Cambridge Health Alliance working with 1-3 faculty members, based on student interest and faculty availability. Each morning begins with the internal medicine resident ambulatory case conference at Cambridge Hospital, and Thursday mornings are dedicated to ambulatory didactics. The course objective is for the student to gain competence in diagnosis and management of common problems seen in Primary Care Internal Medicine, including screening and prevention.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Seminar teaching. Follow up to questions that arise during clinical encounters.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
Consistently outstanding, concise presentations, assessments, plan. Consistently excellent curiosity, and effort to apply the relevant literature. Excellent rapport with patients and families.
Honors:
Consistently excellent, concise presentations, assessments, plan. Consistently Good curiosity, and effort to apply the relevant literature. Good rapport with patients and families. Shows effort and ability to improve gaps in knowledge or clinical skills.
Satisfactory:
More than expected gaps in knowledge and clinical skills. Shows effort and ability to improve gaps.
Unsatisfactory:
Many gaps in knowledge and clinical skills. Little effort to improve.