FCM661BM.01 (Reno)
Advanced Clinical Experiences in Family and Community Medicine

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Advanced Clinical Experiences in Family and Community Medicine
  • Short Name: FCM661BM.01
  • Course Number: FCM661BM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 weeks
  • Preceptor: Kelsey West, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Family and Community Medicine (775) 982-1000 (Patients)(775) 432-6672 (Academics) University of Nevada, Reno UNR 1664 N. Virginia StreetRenoNV89557 RenoHYBRIDUniversity of Nevada, Reno MS 0316 to verify elective availability.


  • This is a four-week Sub-I elective in which the student will be exposed to comprehensive evaluation and management of patients and their families in the office as well as the hospital.
  • The student serves as the patient's primary caregiver and is expected to make management decisions under direct supervision of the hospital resident and attending, and also works closely with the first-year resident and 3rd-year medical students on the team.
  • Range of patients from obstetrics and newborn care to geriatrics.

Description of Rotation

In this Sub-I elective the student will have the opportunity to work in both the hospital setting on our Family Medicine teams (rounding at both Renown and Saint Mary's Medical Centers) and in our clinics on the University campus. Students are expected to attend weekly didactic sessions with the resident physicians and present educational topics during this time.


Student's choice:

Family Medicine Principles and Practice, by Robert B. Taylor, M.D. or
Textbook of Family Practice by Robert E. Rakel
Other texts such as Harrison's, Nelson, Williams and others for more specialized subjects.

Evaluation Method

Clinical Performance Evaluation Sheet for Nevada students, student's medical school's evaluation.

IMPORTANT: Grade is Pass/Fail. Please disregard the grading scale below.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives