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Goals & Core Clinical Conditions


 

Goals

    • Goal 1: Appropriately assess and develop management plans for patients who present with symptoms or problems commonly seen in community primary care.
    • Goal 2: Identify recommended preventive services and health promotion opportunities for different groups of patients at risk.
    • Goal 3: Demonstrate using each encounter to enhance the Doctor-Patient relationship.
    • Goal 4: Incorporate knowledge of communities/culture/context in order to understand their effects on health and illness and use that knowledge in the assessment and planning of care.
    • Goal 5: Demonstrates professional attributes and recognize those clinical situations where student’s knowledge/skills are inadequate, and pursue adult learning methods to improve that situation.

Core Signs or Symptoms

During both the RCC and AAC rotations, you are expected to see the types of patient problems seen in an office-based practice and to develop expertise (appropriate to a 3rd year student) in the assessment and management of those problems. Students will be expected to master a core group of common symptoms and problems and perform and be evaluated on specified physical exam skill(s).

(Detailed Learning Objectives can be found at: http://fmstudented.org/required-readings-related-objectives/)

    • Cough
    • Family/Social Difficulties
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Low Back Pain
    • Oral Pain/Lesions
    • Skin Lesions
    • Weight Loss/Failure to Thrive

Core Clinical Problems

During both the RCC and AAC rotations, you are expected to see the types of patient problems seen in an office-based practice and to develop expertise (appropriate to a 3rd year student) in the assessment and management of those problems. Students will be expected to master a core group of common symptoms and problems and perform and be evaluated on specified physical exam skill(s).

(Detailed Learning Objectives can be found at http://fmstudented.org/required-readings-related-objectives/)

    • Allergies
    • Asthma
    • Depression/Anxiety
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Domestic/Family Abuse
    • Dyslipidemia
    • End of Life Care
    • Hypertension
    • Obesity
    • Prevention
    • Skin Infections
    • Strains & Sprains
    • Upper Respiratory Infections
    • Urinary Tract Infection