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  • M4 (Fourth-Year) Curriculum

    • 651. (A) Family Medicine Preceptorship. The student spends four weeks with a preceptor from the approved family medicine clinical instructors in private practice within the state. Emphasis is placed upon student responsibility for patient care, working on a one-to-one student-preceptor basis. The student is provided with the first-hand knowledge of the clinical, administrative, financial and social aspects of the private sector of family medicine. Additional rotations, if available, may be requested through the student division of the department. (12 students each block. Available all blocks.)
    • 652. (A) Family Medicine Clerkship. The senior student is assigned to a resident-faculty team of physicians at one of the department's two medical clinics where he/she sees ambulatory patients and is supervised in in-patient and outpatient care. The student makes rounds in the community hospitals, takes call with the clinic physicians and participates in all departmental conferences. The physician team evaluates the student. Seniors must register in the departmental office as well as the UMMC registrar's office. (Maximum 2 students/clinic/month. Available July-May).
    • 653. (E) Extramural Family Medicine. Out-of-state rotations (including military) in approved family medicine programs are subject to departmental guidelines. Blocks may be requested through conference with student programs faculty; students must register in the departmental office as well as with the UMMC registrar. (Variable number of students. Available all blocks.)
    • 654. (A) Community Medicine Clerkship. Good experience for the student who is considering a future M.P.H. degree. The student spends four weeks with a family physician and allied health professionals in a rural area of the state or in an urban industrial setting. Emphasis is placed on community health needs, health delivery systems, environmental, occupational and industrial health hazards. The student will have supervised responsibility for patient care and community health assessment. (2 students each block. Available all blocks.)
    • 654.conj (A) Primary Care Sports Medicine. The student will spend four weeks broadening his/her knowledge base and exposure to the sports medicine discipline, especially as it relates to primary care. Emphasis is on musculoskeketal and rehabilitation as well as the medical aspect of sports medicine. Student will perform procedures inclusive of but not limited to joint injections, taping and splinting. (1 student each block. Available August, September, October, November, February, March, April, May.)
    • 656. (E/I) MBMC Family Medicine In-patient Service. The student will spend one month working with a team of family medicine residents and faculty and serving as an acting intern. The student will be under the direct supervision of a senior family medicine resident and an attending faculty member. The student will be a team member on one of the four hospital teams caring for in-patients at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. The student, with resident and faculty supervision, will evaluate patients in MBMC emergency room for diagnosis, treatment and possible admission, admit patients to be in continuity for their hospital care, and assume the primary responsibility for hospital care of patients to include coordination of consultation as appropriate. (1 student each block. Available all blocks.)
    • 657. (A) Research in Family Medicine. A primary care research opportunity, this course includes instruction in research methodology and medical writing. The student may do original research under faculty supervision or participate in on-going research generated by faculty. Arrangements with student programs should be made three months in advance of the block. (Variable number of students. Available all blocks.)
    • 658. (A) Medical Ethics. The senior student is assigned to the Department of Family Medicine faculty ethicist and spends four weeks participating in patient care in a community hospital and one of the residency training clinics. Emphasis is placed on ethical issues as they arise in the clinical setting. The student will have assigned readings in ethics and will attend departmental residents' conferences in addition to the scheduled ethics conferences. The student will participate in ongoing ethics research, attend local ethics committee meetings, and participate in consultations on ethical issues. (Maximum 3 students each block. Available all blocks.)