Family Medicine Clerkship: Core Patient Experiences and Clinical Skills

UNR Med Year 3 Structure

Patient Experiences

  • Abnormal bowel function
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Breast mass, benign
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Contraception Management
  • Depression
  • Diet/exercise
  • Ear Pain
  • Fever
  • GE reflux (GERD)
  • Headache, migraine or other
  • Heart failure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Leg swelling
  • Multiple chronic illnesses (depression, hypertension, hypothyroidism)
  • Sexual activity
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Shortness of breath/wheezing
  • Skin lesions
  • Skin rashes
  • Substance use, dependence/abuse
  • URI-upper respiratory infection
  • UTI/pyelonephritis
  • Wellness and prevention

Clinical Skills

  • Abdominal examination
  • CBC interpretation
  • Coping with pain/illness
  • Developmental milestones assessment
  • Difficult patient
  • EKG interpretation
  • End of life issues
  • Evidence based medicine (EBM) application
  • Fluid & electrolyte calculations
  • Graph and interpret growth chart data
  • Heart & lung sound recognition
  • LFT interpretation
  • Liquid nitrogen use
  • Motivational interviewing-counseling for behavior change
  • Newborn exam & screening
  • Prevention counseling
  • Skin lesion ID
  • Skin procedures
  • Specific musculoskeletal exams: knee, hand, shoulder, back, ankle
  • Well child exam-Adolescent (13-19 yr)
  • Well child exam-Infant (1-12 mos)
  • Well child exam-School age (5-12 yr)
  • Well child exam-Toddler (1-5 yr)
  • X-ray interpretation, chest