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Medical Student Education

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This page is maintained by the Office of Medical Education. You may contact the OME by email (omeweb@tulane.edu) or phone (504) 988-6600.

 

FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP

Course Overview

During this 6-week experience, students will have an opportunity to join a community-based Family Practice and to learn about primary care practice through a structured, yet "real world" clinical experience with a mentor. Students will live in the community and largely adopt their preceptor's schedule. This clerkship offers students a unique variety of opportunities different from other third-year clerkships including:  

  • working one-on-one with an experienced physician mentor, typically without other students or residents.
  • experience in the type of ambulatory setting where a majority of the nation's health care is delivered. Students often have the opportunity for follow-up and continuity of care with ambulatory patients over several visits, and many of these patients have years and generations of continuity relationship with the preceptor.
  • the challenge of seeing presenting signs and symptoms that are often vague, undifferentiated, and early, as well as patients presenting with multiple needs.
  • daily repetition in history taking, the focused physical exam, and common procedural skills.
  • a rural emphasis at many sites.
  • service as ambassadors, through professionalism and contributions to the host practice and community, reflecting on Tulane throughout the region.  

Contact Information

Clerkship Director: Rade Pejic, MD, MMM

Clerkship Coordinator: Adam Peltz

Office Address: 131 S. Robertson St. Suite 1140
Office Phone: (504) 988-4700
Office Fax: (504) 988-4701

Information for Students

Department Website

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 medsch@tulane.edu