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School of Medicine
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Department of Family Medicine

Chair: Professor McKeag


First Year

X600 Introduction to Clinical Medicine I: The Patient-Doctor Relationship (60 hrs.) (3 cr.) A multidepartmental, interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the patient-doctor relationship through interactions with faculty and patients in variety of settings. In small groups facilitated by primary care and behavioral science faculty, students direct their learning toward the complexity of the context from which a patient seeks medical care. In order to achieve this, students examine normal human behavior and development throughout the life cycle. Issues addressed include communication skills, normal human growth and development, medical ethics and professionalism, sexuality, cultural diversity, minority health issues, the role of communities, and death and dying. Staff

Second Year

X601 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II: The Clinical Encounter (398 hrs.) (21 cr.) An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to clinical medicine. This course includes medical interviewing and physical examination skills learned at the bedside with direct patient contact. Clinical medicine is surveyed with emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis. Problem-solving skills are stressed, including synthesis and interpretation of medical data. Staff

Third Year

X730 Clerkship in Family Medicine (4 cr.) Core clerkship will provide the student with basic knowledge and skills to assess common medical problems present in and ambulatory community setting. This course provides principles of family medicine, focusing on biopsychosocial aspects of medical problems, health promotion, and disease prevention. Staff and Volunteer Staff

Fourth Year

Y899 Senior Electives in Family Medicine (hrs. and cr. arr.) A variety of electives are offered by faculty within the Department of Family Medicine, including Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Ambulatory Family Medicine, In-Patient Family Medicine, International Family Medicine in Honduras, Research in Family Medicine, Caring for the Underserved, and Holistic Health Care Emphasizing Faith and Medicine. The department also sponsors over 20 additional electives throughout Indiana. Staff

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