Family Medicine Elective

Rotation Goals and Objectives

  1. General Description
    1. Family Physicians have a breadth of areas they wish to practice in. This portion of the curriculum is designed to provide the resident to seek out elective experiences in areas of interest.
    2. The resident will be supervised by a faculty member associated with the selected elective
    3. Residents are expected to continue to follow their patients in the Family Medicine Center during this rotation.
    4. Level: PGY 2, 3 and 4 years
    5. Location: Renown Regional Medical Center, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, VA Medical Center or community site.
    6. Duration: two to four weeks.
    7. Elective is a full-time rotation
    8. Four half days per week are spent in the Family Medicine Center.
    9. Work hour form submission is required at the completion of this rotation.
    10. Evaluation of Rotation
      1. The evaluation of the resident on this rotation will be done by the completion of an evaluation form by the attending physicians at the end of the rotation.
      2. The resident will fill out a rotation evaluation for at the end of the rotation.
      3. The knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during this rotation will be evaluated by a Family Medicine attending as the resident provides care to patients in the Family Medicine Center.
      4. The resident's performance on the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training examination will also be used to assess knowledge in this area.
  2. Patient Care skills to be mastered
    1. Patient care skills to be mastered are depended on the area being studied in the elective rotation.
  3. Medical Knowledge skills to be mastered
    1. Medical knowledge topics to be mastered are dependent on the area being studied in the elective rotation.
  4. Practice Based Learning and Improvement
    1. This competency is addressed longitudinally throughout the rotation.
      1. Scientific evidence will be reviewed by the resident and attending in the context of their patients and practice
      2. The practical implementation of evidence-based medicine will be discussed as the medical decision making is reviewed.
  5. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    1. This competency is addressed longitudinally throughout the rotation.
      1. The resident will observe and be observed, taught and evaluated in the performance of obtaining patient histories, documenting histories, writing prescriptions and orders, educating patients and families about treatment plans and prognosis, and interactions with patients, families, office staff and physicians.
  6. Professionalism
    1. This competency is addressed longitudinally throughout the rotation.
      1. The attending physician will observe and assess the resident’s sense of personal responsibility including attendance, promptness, motivation, completion of duties, and appropriate dress.
      2. Ethical and legal practice skills will be taught
      3. Respect for cultural, age, and gender differences will be taught, observed and evaluated.
      4. The resident is expected to treat patients, families and colleagues with respect, understanding, sympathy and honesty
  7. Systems Based Practice
    1. This competency is addressed longitudinally throughout the rotation.
      1. The resident will learn to become aware of available resources and the cost effectiveness of testing and therapeutic options
      2. The resident will gain an increasing understanding of the role of the patient, physician, support staff, and insurer in the health care environment
      3. The resident will become aware of the available resources in our community as well as to the limitations of the resources in our community that are available to the patients.

Updated: May 5, 2018 by Richard D. Williams, MD