The department of Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is the hub of our longitudinal student training program for Georgetown University School of Medicine 3rd year students. These students complete their core 3rd year rotations at MedStar Franklin Square, rotating through Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, along with subspecialty rotations.
We also host 3rd and 4th years students interested in pursuing family medicine as a career. Rotations are four weeks in length in our outpatient clinic, the Family Health Center. Students are approved on a case by case basis.
Our Family Health Center is a NCQA Level III PCMH (patient centered medical home), a model of healthcare delivery aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of care by using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly-coordinated care and long-term participative relationships. With more than 10,000 patients and 30,000 visits per year, our Family Health Center exposes medical students to a very diverse patient population and a large percentage of pediatric patients. This allows students to participate in the management of chronic diseases, preventive care, developmental assessment, acute patient issues, project based learning quality improvement, patient registry data and other PCMH projects.
During their rotation, medical students work 1:1 with senior residents and faculty in a welcoming teaching environment and are exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences, including adult medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, gynecology, obstetrics, office procedures and behavioral health. Students have the opportunity to participate in home visits, didactics with our residents and specialty clinics (sports medicine, behavioral and OMT).
Our core faculty is augmented by three pediatricians and a PharmD who have regular clinical and teaching roles that add to the elective rotation. Pharmacy educational sessions cover multiple areas of pharmacology including hypertension, antibiotic selection, smoking cessation, patient education and adverse drug reactions.
For more information about our elective rotations, please contact Kathy Whelan at [email protected].