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Ambulatory Medicine - Internal Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square

This elective, held primarily in the Primary Care Center, brings a diverse patient population to the student in this clerkship, who will see patients in the practice under the supervision of the faculty. Clinical learning skills include: familiarity with important aspects of the medical interview and familiarity with an evidence-based approach to patient assessment and treatment. The clinical experience is combined with case conferences and didactic sessions that cover a broad array of internal medicine problems. The student will have the opportunity to undertake a project in conjunction with a faculty member during the elective, such as a case report, literature review, or oral presentation.

Hours of Participation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Availability: July – June

Course Director: Joseph Fuscaldo, MD, Medical Director, Primary Care Center

Additional Information: Teaching conferences include: Didactic Noon Conference, Medical Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Mortality and Morbidity Conference. Weekly core lectures/presentations are offered to students.

Students have access to Knowledge-Based-Network point-of-care system. The computer-based reference material is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes multiple CD-ROM textbooks with search capability, as well as direct Internet access.

The hospital offers a wide range of ancillary services allowing students to focus their time primarily on patient care and education. Free parking is provided.

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