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Family Medicine Rural Clerkship


View 2015-2016 Syllabus (pdf)

This required 6-week Family Medicine rotation is the core rotation required of all third year College of Medicine students.  The clerkship directors work diligently with directors from the other cores to provide an educational program that more than meets accreditation standards.  We take pride in the fact that the Family Medicine Rural Clerkship core objectives, as outlined in the beginning of the syllabus, encompass not just the skills needed to treat patients coming to the office.  The unique community/practice health improvement project and the patient home visits also provide  students with valuable experience in addressing the broader needs of a patient population.

The rural component has resulted in our receiving national recognition and has been a model for other institutions.  We are proud of the high student satisfaction scores we consistently receive.

"The autonomy and the one-on-one teaching I received from my rural preceptor have been my best experiences in medical school."

Below are printable copies (pdf format) of evaluation instruments for preceptors to use in evaluating student performance.  These evaluation instruments are also included in the syllabus.

Student Mid-Rotation Clinical Performance Evaluation
Student Clinical Performance Evaluation (final evaluation)


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