Family Medicine Clerkship Guide

1st Edition


  • Paul Paulman
  • Jeffrey Susman
  • Jeffrey Harrison
  • Audrey Paulman
  • Kate Finkelstein
  • Robert Zatechka
    • Print ISBN 9780323029506

    Key Features

    • Describes the special characteristics of a family medicine practice clerkship and provides guidance on working in an office-based community setting.

    • Offers concise guidance on essential diagnostic tests and office procedures.

    • Examines a broad range of physical and mental health issues for male and female patients across the lifespan.

    • Addresses the questions students are most likely to be asked by attending physicians during their clerkship.

    • Helps readers prepare for board exams with USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Introduction to the Family Medicine Clerkship

    1. Secrets to being a successful student

    2. Definition and scope of FM

    3. Role of med student on FM clerkship

    4. Orientation to the office/practice/community

    5. Definition of family

    6. Communication skills

    7. Learning contracts

    8. Biopsychosocial model

    9. Prevention of disease in FM

    10. Perioperative care

    11. Practical skills for the medical student (IV -X-ray interpretation –Suturing –Venipuncture –Injections –Castings -Office lab –EKG Arterial puncture)

    Section 2: Patients Presenting With a Symptom, Sign, or Abnormal
    Lab Value

    12. Abdominal pain

    13. Arthralgia/joint pain

    14. Back pain

    15. Behavioral problems

    16. Chest pain

    17. Cough and congestion

    18. Dizziness and syncope

    19. Dyspepsia

    20. Dyspnea

    21. Earache

    22. Fatigue

    23. GI bleeding

    24. Headache

    25. Heartburn

    26. High cholesterol

    27. Hypertension

    28. Lower extremity pain and swelling

    29. Lymphadenopathy

    30. Pregnancy

    31. Rash

    32. Sore throat

    33. Sleep problems

    34. Vaginal bleeding

    35. Vaginal discharge

    Section 3: Patients Presenting with
    a Known Condition

    36. Abuse/neglect/violence

    37. Asthma/COPD

    38. Angina and CAD

    39. Cancer care and screening

    40. CHF

    41. Dementia

    42. Depression/anxiety

    43. Diabetes mellitus

    44. Family discord/dysfunction

    45. Frailty

    46. Health care maintenance - adults and kids

    47. Liver and biliary tract disease

    48. Menopause

    49. Nutrition problems and obesity

    50. Perioperative care

    51. School problems

    52. Seizures

    53. Substance abuse

    54. STDs

    55. Thyroid D


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    About the editors

    Paul Paulman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Predoctoral, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    Jeffrey Susman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

    Jeffrey Harrison

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

    Audrey Paulman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    Kate Finkelstein

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Director for Education Services, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Robert Zatechka

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE