General Medical Disciplines In the Department of Medicine (Formerly General Internal Medicine and Family & Community Medicine)

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FAMMED 301A. Family Medicine Core Clerkship (SUMC, Community sites)     Closed to Visitors
Teaches the management of diseases commonly encountered in the ambulatory care setting. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered, efficient, cost-effective medical care of men, women and children of all ages in a variety of settings. Prevention, managed care, and cultural competence will be stressed. Didactic workshops will be conducted at SUMC and clinic sessions will be spent attending patients at ambulatory sites.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 2-12, full-time for four weeks. 6 to 10 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: To be sent by email. Call coordinator 2 weeks prior. Time: 8:00 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (Occasional weekend and/or evening activities.)
Director: Tracy A. Rydel, M.D.
Other Faculty: Archana Dubey MD, Bruce Feldstein MD, Josh Fronk DO, Clete Kushida MD, Mike Henehan MD, Joe Hopkins MD, Steven Lin MD, F.F. Shad Marvasti MD, MPH, Jonah Mullens, DPM, Midori Nishimura MD, Amelia Sattler, MD, Erika Schillinger MD, Eva Weinlander MD, Grace Yu MD.
Coord: Marita Grudzen (650-725-4480), Art Johnson (650-723-9621).

FAMMED 310A. Continuity of Care Clerkship   S1   Closed to Visitors
In the Continuity of Care Clerkship, students work with a preceptor in any field of medicine, including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and the subspecialties. They are released from other clerkships for one afternoon a week for a total of four afternoons per period. Three afternoon for students to report to clinic, and one for a didactic session consisting of student and MD presentations. Students participating in this clerkship work with one faculty preceptor and his/her patients for 9 months. This continuity experience allows students to establish a mentoring relationship with their preceptor, to see a cohort of patients repeatedly, gain insight into patient care and chronic disease management over time, and develop a deeper understanding of their specialty of choice.
Prereq: Medicine 300A, 301A or 333A or Peds 300A
Periods Avail: Can start any period.
Reporting Instructions: Please contact the clerkship director or coordinator 3-4 weeks prior to the first week of the clerkship.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0 (varies according to preceptor)
Director: Eva Weinlander, M.D. (650-723-7624, evaew@stanford.edu)
Other Faculty: E. Weinlander and other precepting physicians and lecturers.
Coord: Art Johnson (650-723-9621), email; avjohn@stanford.edu

FAMMED 337A. Women’s Health Clerkship (SUMC)   S1   Closed to Visitors
The primary goals of this clerkship are to educate students about the major health concerns of women including issues of age, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation; to provide the skills to thoroughly and sensitively treat women patients; and to encourage the process of critical thinking about gender issues in clinical research and treatment. The clerkship begins with an introduction to the healthcare seeking practices of women. Then, through the life cycle approach, women’s health issues from adolescence to geriatrics are reviewed. Special topics include sexuality, mental health, cardiovascular health, and violence against women. There are sessions on biological, psychological, and sociological transitions, such as menarche. The course wraps up with a focus on prevention and health maintenance to emphasize a wellness model of women’s health. Each subject was designed by a “content expert” faculty member and contains well-defined goals in knowledge, skills and attitudes. The clerkship includes didactic and clinical experiences. The clinical sites emphasize ambulatory care but include specialty services such as breast clinic, Planned Parenthood, and sessions with practitioners who examine and treat victims of sexual assault.
Prereq: Medicine 300A or Pediatrics 300A. Consent of coordinator 6 weeks before clerkship.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for two or four weeks. Maximum number of students is 4 per period.
Reporting Instructions: Call coordinator two to three months ahead, if possible, for arrangements.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Erika Schillinger, M.D.
Other Faculty: Stanford Faculty in Women’s Health.
Coord: Marita Grudzen (650-725-4480).

FAMMED 344E. Family Medicine Elective Clerkship (O’Connor Hospital)   S1   Open to Visitors
Offers the student a flexible learning experience as part of a team of family physicians working closely with Stanford’s Family Practice Medicine Program at O’Connor Hospital. With faculty guidance, the student develops an individually tailored mix of inpatient and ambulatory patient care responsibilities, supplemented by conferences and tutorials in family medicine topics. Special faculty interests include sports medicine, school health, HIV, and geriatrics. Emphasis is given to providing comprehensive, continuity family orientated care to patients of all ages from multiple ethnic groups in an inner city community hospital setting and physician offices. Students must register to this clerkship before May 1st of each year. After this date, students wishing to do this clerkship must first contact the clerkship coordinator to set it up before registering.
Prereq: INDE 301A. Fourth year medical students only.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period (one additional slot scheduled by Diane Jarosz at O’Connor Hospital). Rotations are scheduled up to one year in advance on a first come, first serve basis.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Program Office, 455 O’Connor Drive, Ste 250, San Jose, CA 95128; Time: 8:30 a.m.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (night call optional)
Director: Daljeet Rai, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Diane Jarosz (408-283-7767), 455 O’Connor Drive, Ste 250, San Jose, CA 95128.

FAMMED 345E. Family Medicine Office Clerkship   S1   Closed to Visitors
Family medicine preceptorship under physicians in family practice, in a model family practice unit (other than O’Connor Hospital), located in urban, suburban, or rural areas. The preceptor may be in private practice or in a health care center. Special opportunities are available in Indian Health Service settings, especially in South Dakota and New Mexico. The experience includes health supervision and primary medical care. It may include minor surgery and obstetrics under the supervision of the preceptor. The focus is family-oriented ambulatory care with minimal hospital experience. Team functioning and home visits are desirable. Visits with other health professionals and to community resources are important parts of the clerkship.
Prereq: Medicine 300A or Pediatrics 300A. Consent of coordinator 6 weeks before clerkship.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for two or four weeks.
Reporting Instructions: Call coordinator two to three months ahead, if possible, for arrangements. Time: TBA.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Erika Schillinger, M.D.
Other Faculty: Stanford Family Practice Group
Coord: Marita Grudzen (650-725-4480).

FAMMED 364E. Subinternship in Family Medicine   S2   Open to Visitors
Offers the student ready for an advanced experience similar to an internship a learning experience with an assigned patient load as part of a team of family physicians working closely with Stanford's Family Practice Medicine Program at O'Connor Hospital. With faculty guidance, the student develops an individually tailored mix of inpatient and ambulatory patient care responsibilities including supervised procedures and overnight call, supplemented by conferences and tutorials in family medicine topics. Special faculty interests include sports medicine, school health, HIV, and geriatrics. Emphasis is given to providing comprehensive, continuity family oriented care to patients of all ages from multiple ethnic groups in an inner city community hospital setting and physician offices. Students must register for this clerkship before May 1st of each year. After this date, students wishing to do this Sub-I must first contact the clerkship coordinator to set it up (to ensure there is room for the student in a given clerkship period) before registering.
Prereq: INDE 301A, 4th year students only.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period (one additional slot scheduled by Diane Jarosz at O’Connor Hospital). Rotations are scheduled up to one year in advance on a first come, first serve basis.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Program Office, 455 O’Connor Drive, Ste 250, San Jose, CA 95128; Time: 8:30 a.m.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 4
Director: Daljeet Rai, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Diane Jarosz (408-283-7767), 455 O’Connor Drive, Ste 250, San Jose, CA 95128.

FAMMED 398A. Clinical Elective in Family Medicine (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Closed to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in one of the fields of Family Medicine, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in Family Medicine. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Student Services at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Erika Schillinger, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Art Johnson (650-723-9261)

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)

 

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