Over the next four weeks, you will have the opportunity to work in an outpatient Family Medicine practice while learning the basic principles of the specialty. This includes caring for individuals in a community setting and understanding the epidemiology of the most common health issues affecting those communities. Some of you will rotate at residency practices where you will work with both attending physicians and resident physicians. You will get to see the full scope of family medicine being practiced, including adult care, pediatric care, and obstetrics/prenatal care.
Additionally, some of you will rotate at large group practices where you will work with attending physicians and collaborate with other health care team members in the practice. This may include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, social workers, behavioral health specialists, and community health workers to deliver primary medical care across the age spectrum.
Finally, some of you will rotate at small group practices or solo physician practices where you will work with the attending physician and learn how they tailor their practice to meet the primary health care needs of all members of the community.
As you get closer to the start of your rotation, you will receive more information regarding your clinical site, your preceptor, onboarding, and housing, if applicable. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working and learning with you!
- Denee Moore, M.D.