During each clerkship period, 13-15 students will be assigned to work
in Family Medicine offices. Approximately 25% of students will be
assigned to university or community practices near Charlottesville. The
other 75% will be assigned to offices in other regions of Virginia.
In the Family Medicine office, the student will see patients on
his/her own. The student will conduct an appropriate problem-focused
history and physical exam and present this data, along with the
assessment and plan, to the preceptor. The preceptor will then see the
patient with the student and revise the assessment and plan as
necessary. The student will be responsible for documenting the patient
encounter in note form. At some sites, there may be opportunities to
spend time at health care resources outside of the offices such as the
Free Clinic or nursing homes.
Students will be considered part of the health care team and will
join in all of the relevant office activities.
Two days of each month, all Family Medicine students will return to
UVa for a series of hands-on teaching workshops.
- Skill / Knowledge Mastery and Demonstration
- Students are expected to show mastery of the skills and knowledge
defined in the Goals and Objectives
of the Family Medicine Clerkship.
- Requirement Checklists
- Family Medicine Clerkship Requirement Checklist/Clinical Skills
Passport (be sure that you have entered your patient data online for
100% LCME compliance). If you do not have 100% compliance for the
Requirement Checklist (Patient Log), you will be required to complete
cases by reading or viewing a video (see list in student binder) for
the conditions you did not encounter. These are listed on a sheet
within your student binder. All Requirement Checklists are in
- Morning Report and Workshops
- All students will be required to return to UVA at the end of the
second week of the clerkship and on the last day of the clerkship (see
Clerkship Schedule). Morning Report sessions will provide students
with an opportunity to present and discuss patients seen during the
preceptorship experience. The workshops provide students with
additional opportunities to learn specific skills and concepts that may
not be covered at the preceptor's office.
- Case Tool
- Each student must complete one Family Medicine case
tool. One case is related to preventative health
care. This exercise is required, but not graded.
- Preceptor Log
- Each student is given a student binder that includes a copy of the
preceptor log. This log shows the daily schedule for the time the
student and preceptor work together during the rotation.
- Student feedback is very important to the clerkship program.
Each student is required to submit:
- Uniform evaluation of entire family medicine clerkship program
- Evaluation of their community-based education experience
- Housing Evaluation (if applicable)
- These evaluations should be completed using the online course evaluations
To see how each part of the above student responsibilities relates to
the final student grade, please see the Grading
To see what the preceptor responsibilities to the student are, see
the page entitled The preceptor's role
in your clerkship.
Student Handbook Links:
| Handbook Home | Student Responsibilities | Goals & Objectives |
| Log Details | Grading | Preceptor's Role |
| Maximize your experience | References |