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Office of the University Registrar


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Office of the University Registrar
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Fourth-Year Clerkship Coordinator

Mrs. Xochilth J. Torres
Fourth-Year Coordinator / Registrar Assistant
Phone: (301) 295-3448
E-mail: xochilth.torres@usuhs.edu

Course Descriptions by Department- Family Medicine

FPR4110, Family Medicine Ambulatory Clerkship
FPR4130, Family Medicine S.I.
FPR4140, Sports Medicine
FPR4180, Complementary Medicine FPR
FPR4192, Behavior Change, Family Medicine
FPR4193, Family Medicine/NASA Ops
FPR4110, Family Medicine Approaches for Treating Pediatric Obesity
Geriatric Medicine
Art Heart Science and Medicine

Course #: FPR4110, Family Medicine Ambulatory Clerkship
Course Type: C
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Students participate in the care of outpatients in the FP clinic, including acute problems as well as chronic and long-term problems. Participate in morning report, the FP lecture series, and after clinical conferences. Access to videotaping patient interviews will be available to focus on improving interviewing skills and learning family dynamics.

Sites: BOLL, BRMC, CPMC, DAMC, DGMC, EAMC, EGMC, FBMC, FBNC, JAMC, MAMC, MGMC, NAPL, NHCL, NHRS, OAFB, PMMC, PNMC, SCOT, SICI, TAMC

Course #: FPR4130, Family Medicine S.I.
Course Type: S
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 8
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Students will function as an intern in the FP inpatient team. Evaluate, admit, work-up & follow inpatients w/various medical, surgical, pediatric & ob/gyn diagnosis. Attend morning report & lecture series for students & interns. Attend behavioral science seminars w/interns. Participate in after clinic conference to discuss w/faculty & residents.
 
Comments: Participate in morming report, FP lecture series and after clinic conferences.

Sites: BRMC, CPMC, DAMC, DGMC, EAMC, EGMC, FBMC, FBNC, JAMC, MAMC, MGMC, NHCL, OAFB, PMMC, PNMC, SCOT

Course #: ATR4140, Sports Medicine
Course Type: S
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Evaluate, assess & formulate plan for the treatment of orthopedic injuries. Master a sequential & thorough exam of the spine and extremities. In-depth discussions concerning response of tissues to injury fractures & orthopedic traumatology will be presented. Participate in morning rounds, the FP lecture series & after clinic conference.

Sites: CPMC, DAMC, DGMC, EAMC, EGMC, FBNC, JAMC, MAMC, MGMC, NHCL, OAFB, TAMC, USNA

Course #: FPR4180, Complementary Medicine
Course Type: C
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: To familiarize students with various complementary and alternative medicine practices. Individually designed rotations for MSIV. Emphasis on areas of interest will be determined in advance of the rotation. The month will be spent with experimental clinics, readings, and didactics.

Sites: USUB

Course #: FPR4192, Behavioral Change and Motivational Interviewing
Course Type: C
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Students will learn about basic behavior change strategies and methods to improve motivation for behavioral change in a Family Medicine environment. Throughout the month, students will complete readings, observe behavior change groups, participate in weekly discussions, and develop a paper to synthesize learned information.

Sites: USUB

Course #: FPR4193, NASA: Individual Medical Student NASA Immersion
Course Type: C
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Location: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Limitations: Availability of NASA Flight Surgeon mentor
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Gain familiarity with space medicine and space operations through a month long immersion at the Johnson Space Center. Internship consists of learning first-hand from medical personnel and operators, including astronauts, about the unique medical challenges in the space environment. Site visits provide a broad overview of NASA's mission and the role of the physician in supporting that mission. These visits include the Mission Control Center, Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Ellington Field, Shuttle Full Motion Simulator, International Space Station and Shuttle Astronaut Familiarization Mockups, Occupational Health Clinic and Aerospace Medicine Clinic. Internship also includes a research opportunity in a host of space medicine related areas such as long duration flight, space safety protocols, and crew health sustainment.

Contacts: Josef.f.schmid@nasa.gov (Col., USAFR, MC, FS)
Ms. Elisca Hicks, elisca.m.hicks@nasa.gov

Course #: FPR4110, Family Medicine Approaches for Treating Pediatric Obesity
Course Type: Elective
Department: FPR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: NOTE: This is a competitive clerkship for which you must apply in advance. The clerkship is offered in April and October only.

Gain familiarity with space medicine and space operations through a month long immersion at the Johnson Space Center. This four week clerkship consists of learning first-hand from medical personnel and operators, including astronauts, about the unique medical challenges in the space environment. Site visits provide a broad overview of NASA's mission and the role of the physician in supporting that mission. These visits include the Mission Control Center, Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Ellington Field, Shuttle Full Motion Simulator, International Space Station, Shuttle Astronaut Familiarization Mockups, Occupational Health Clinic, and Aerospace Medicine Clinic. The clerkship also includes a research opportunity in a host of space medicine related areas such as long duration flight, space safety protocols, and crew health sustainment.

Sites: USU

Course #: Geriatric Medicine
Course Type: Elective
Department: FPR (Location: Fort Belvoir and selected locations)
Duration: 4
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: This rotation provides in-depth exposure to geriatric medicine and gerontology by working closely with family medicine faculty and family medicine residents. Students may take part in nursing home care, physician house call, and inpatient/outpatient geriatric evaluation.

Goals: At the end of this elective, senior students will be able to perform geriatric inpatient/outpatient assessments; evaluate the cognitive, emotional and functional status of their assigned patients; create individualized differential diagnoses of common geriatric syndromes; develop patient-centered diagnostic and management plans for their assigned patients; and ultimately develop a rational initial approach to caring for elderly patients.

Unique Objectives: Attain fund of knowledge and skills to enable the students to evaluate and provide care to elderly patients who present with dementia, depression, delirium, incontinence, falls, polypharmacy, end-of-life issues, and other common diseases affecting the elderly. Required Reading: selected readings will be provided to the student

Comments: Coordinator is COL. Brian Unwin, MD. Department of Family Medicine

Sites: Dewitt and other residency sites with geriatrics coordinators.