Advanced Internal Medicine-Ambulatory Medicine/Carefree Clinic

MED 628


This elective offers the student a unique opportunity to experience medicine in a setting where the patients are low-income and either underinsured or uninsured. Students will enhance their skills in patient management, including initial evaluation, subsequent problem identification, and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic plans in the ambulatory setting. Problem- oriented record keeping is stressed. Student will also consider community resources and the financial situation of each patient when formulating treatment plans. Student will have primary responsibility for writing progress notes. Reading assignments will cover the clinical and sociological problems observed in the underserved setting.