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As a fourth year medical student, we realize  that your time is valuable. We have designed clerkship opportunities to mimic the field of Family Practice. Like practice, you will be able to design the type of rotation that you desire. Our opportunities include the inpatient service, OB, procedure clinic, and clinic sessions at the FMC.

Inpatient Service
The inpatient service is generally staffed with 2 interns, 2 second year residents, 1 third year resident (chief), and, of course, an attending. Students will function as a sub-intern, with patient responsibilities. We care for our clinic patients in Presbyterian Tower, Everett Tower, and Children's Hospital. We also take unassigned patients every fourth night at Presbyterian Tower.

An intern working directly with the attending manages the inpatient OB service. The responsibilities include managing urgent care patients, as well as laboring patients. Interns generally work with the PCP with labor and delivery. Once a week there is an OB intake clinic run by the intern and faculty member. During this clinic, new OB exams are done and the patient is entered into our system. The FMS OB service includes newborn care and assisting in cesarean sections. The students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of this service.

Procedure Clinic Sessions
The FMC has a procedure clinic staffed with residents with attending supervision. Students receive one on one teaching with faculty in the procedure clinic. Residents do a variety of procedures, from vasectomies to mole removal.

Clinic Sessions
The Family Medicine Clinic is a good opportunity to see the variety of the patients we see on a daily basis. Fourth year students are paired with upper level residents or attendings each half day. Students see a variety of common problems in Family Medicine. Responsibilities include history and physicals as well as writing notes. This is also an opportunity to get to know more of the residents and attendings in the program.

For OU students, you may register for these electives through the Dean's office. Ask for FM 9568. Visiting students need to submit the appropriate forms to the Family Medicine Department. We will forward these to the office of the Dean for you. We will be happy to help you through this procedure in any way.  Dr. Jim Barrett is the faculty contact that arranges the schedules for the clerkship.

Provides students with a clinical experience in the full spectrum of Family Medicine practice. Rotation focus will be on comprehensive evaluation and management of patients presenting with a broad spectrum of problems in the outpatient setting. Students will work with residents and faculty in the OU Department of Family Medicine Center. Each student should contact the externship coordinator prior to the elective rotation. This will allow each student to focus rotation experience on several available areas of family medicine practice including: obstetrics and women's health, geriatrics, sports medicine, inpatient medicine on the family medicine service, or clinical decision-making.

For more information on the Family Practice, please contact Dr. Jim Barrett or Chris Wallaceprior to rotation