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FAPR-720 Family Health Center-University Hospital Clerkship

Faculty: Dr. Douglas Wheatley and Staff
Periods Offered: Every month except July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Family Health Center

This is a clinical experience in the Family Health Center at UNMC. Includes experience in treating adults and children with acute and chronic illnesses. Students are also welcome to participate in Family Medicine seminars.

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FAPR-722 Family Health Center-Summit Plaza Clerkship

Faculty: Dr. Dan Halm and Staff
Periods Offered: Every month except July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Summit Plaza (36th & Hwy 370)

A clinical experience at the University satellite clinic located at 36th Street and Highway 370. Covers all clinical areas. Full-time and volunteer faculty.

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FAPR-723 Family Health Center-Clarkson West Clerkship

Faculty: Dr. Dennis Goeschel and Staff
Periods Offered: Every month except July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Clarkson West Medical Associates (144th & West Center)

An exposure to all aspects of Family Medicine in a private office setting based at the Clarkson West Medical Associates. This rotation covers all aspects of Family Medicine in an outpatient setting in addition to exposure to preventive medicine, surgical procedures done in the Family Medicine office, and alternative health care systems. Located at 2727 South 144th Street, Suite 140, Omaha Nebraska.

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FAPR-727 Family Medicine Inpatient Service (UNMC)

Faculty: Chief Resident and Staff
Periods Offered: Every month except July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Chief Resident- Room 2524 UMA

Students are given externship responsibilities commensurate with experience under the direct supervision of the Family Medicine Chief Resident and inpatient attending physician. The inpatient service admits patients from the three Family Medicine Clinics, from the E.R., or Family Medicine referral patients from outstate Nebraska.

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FAPR-728 Family Medicine Clerkship-Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Faculty: Dr. Joedy Istas and Staff
Periods Offered: Check with Department of Family Medicine
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Call Polly Negrete (354-1947) before rotation to arrange meeting location

A clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, on the Family Medicine Service. Average monthly census of patients per volunteer faculty member is 25.

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FAPR-730 Family Medicine Clerkship-Lincoln General Hospital
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman--not through the Family Medicine Program in Lincoln

Periods Offered: Check with Department of Family Medicine
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: Medical Staff Office

A clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, in Family Medicine. This rotation is coordinated through the Department of Family Medicine with the Lincoln Residency Program. To sign up, contact Barbara Goodman in Family Medicine (402-559-9327). For housing information only, contact Susan Vrbka at the Lincoln Family Practice Program (402- 483-4591, Ext. 260).

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FAPR-732 Family Medicine Clerkship-Clarkson Residency Program
Pre-arranged through Mary Miller (52-2045)

Faculty: Dr. Roger Massie
Periods Offered: Each four weeks
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: TBA (via letter)

This is a four-week clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, in Family Medicine. This rotation is coordinated through the Department of Family Medicine with the Clarkson Family Medicine Residency Program. The purpose of this rotation is to allow senior students the opportunity to experience the daily practice of clinical community based Family Medicine through care of patients in the inpatient setting under the guidance of Family Medicine residents and faculty. Dr. Roger Massie is in charge of instruction for the M4 students.

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FAPR-733 Rural Training Track
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Dr. Jeff Harrison
Periods Offered: Each four weeks
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: TBA

This is a four-week campus clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, in Family Medicine at one of the existing Family Medicine rural training track Family Medicine residency sites. The purpose of this course is to allow senior medical students who are interested in the rural training track residency program to perform a clinical rotation at one of these sites.

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FAPR-734 Offutt Air Force Base
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Dr. Paul Mueller
Periods Offered: Each four weeks

This is a four-week clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, in Family Medicine at the Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine residency training program in Bellevue, Nebraska. The purpose is to allow senior medical students who are interested to perform a clinical rotation at the Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paul Mueller and his faculty will be providing the instruction for the students during this rotation.

Being a family physician in the Air Force requires many unique skills. In order to prepare medical students for military residencies in Family Practice, the training has been designed to introduce them to the uniqueness of military medicine, along with a broad experience and understanding of Family Practice medicine. During this month, the medical student will be actively involved in both inpatient and outpatient management of a wide range of medical conditions.

The medical student will do initial assessments and evaluations of patients in the Family Practice Clinic setting with direct supervision by one of the Family Practice staff members. He/she will be actively involved in the outpatient procedures conducted in the Family Practice Clinic and Ehrling Bergquist Hospital. These procedures include vasectomies, flexible sigmoidoscopies, exercise treadmill testing, and colposcopies. Inpatient procedures to be learned include spontaneous vaginal deliveries, repair of simple midline episiotomies, and neonatal circumcisions.

The medical student will be expected to attend the Resident Lecture Series and Journal Club, along with participation in Grand Rounds held at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He/she will have the opportunity to spend ½ day per week with Environmental Health and Bioenvironmental Engineering, conducting environmental surveys and testing to facilitate increase knowledge in community, occupational, and preventive medicine. During the clinical clerkship, the medical student will be required to complete a common problem project, which involves a written assessment and plan of management of an outpatient medical problem seen during the clerkship. He/she will be on call periodically during the clerkship with a Family Practice staff member so that he/she can be more readily exposed to acute medical problems and inpatient patient management.

The Family Practice Residency Coordinator will be responsible for the overall supervision and evaluation of the medical student during this rotation.

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FAPR-735 One World
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Dr. Kris McVea
Periods Offered: Each four weeks
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: TBA

This is a four-week outpatient ambulatory Family Medicine elective for senior students at the One World Community Health Center. The elective will allow students an experience in ambulatory primary care of an underserved population. Aptitude in Spanish is required. Rotations are limited and must be cleared by Barbara Goodman and Dr. Kris McVea of the Department of Family Medicine. The purpose of this course is to allow senior medical students an opportunity to experience ambulatory care for the underserved Native American and Hispanic populations in south Omaha. Dr. Kris McVea is the clinic director and will be in charge of this clinical elective.

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FAPR-737 Domestic Violence
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Dr. Paul Paulman; Dr. Layne Prest; Sue Michalski, MS, RN, Healthcare Program Director, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Greater Omaha
Student Limit: 2
Where to Report: TBA

A four-week immersion experience in domestic violence, prevention and treatment using a biopsychosocial community health model. During this course the student will:

  • Define domestic violence.
  • Describe the history, prevalence, incidence, prevention and treatment of domestic violence.
  • Complete a literature search on domestic violence and read selected journal articles and other material prior to starting other course activities (first week of rotation).

Participation in observational activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Two nights on call with domestic violence medical advocates in the UNMC Emergency Room.
  • Two eight-hour shifts with officers of the Omaha Police Department (OPD) Domestic Violence Unit.
  • One day with professionals and victims in the YWCA Women Against Violence (WAVE) program.
  • One day in a domestic violence shelter.
  • Two days attending court cases (Court Watch) involving victims of domestic violence and meeting with members of the Douglas County Attorney's Office who deal with domestic violence.
  • Participating in at least one meeting of a batterer's treatment group.

Prepare a written report of A-V presentation to be presented at an appropriate venue in the Department of Family Medicine. Follow at least one domestic violence victim through the initial treatment and referrals.

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FAPR-738 Preventive Medicine
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Dr. Jim Medder
Periods Offered: Each month except July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: TBA

The goal of this course is to expand students' preventive medicine, public health, and community health skills and knowledge. Students will study evidence-based clinical preventive services, perform an in-depth study of one specific preventive service/disease of their choosing, and either prepare a written report or oral presentation of their findings. Additional learning activities include patient care with an emphasis on clinical prevention, and visits to the Douglas County Health Department, Nebraska Health and Human Services, and private community agencies.

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FAPR-739 SHARING
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Faculty: Drs. Paul Paulman and Jim Medder
Periods Offered: April (see below)
Student Limit: 4 per year
Where to Report: TBA

During this longitudinal elective, the student will participate in the management and quality improvement of a student run clinic for the underserved by serving as assistant administrator and by providing longitudinal patient care throughout the year. The student will also attend SHARING Board meetings and design and complete a clinical quality improvement project mutually agreeable to the student and the Board.

Methods of instruction – 1 to 1 clinical precepting
Faculty facilitated clinic administration
Independent research and study with prepared report to Sharing Board.

Overall, students are expected to attend one evening clinic session (3-4 hours) for each of the three SHARING clinics during each four-week elective period except during off-campus electives and when these activities conflict with other required elective activities (approximately 24 visits during the year). In addition, students will attend SHARING Student and Faculty Board Meetings (two hours per month over the noon hour) whenever possible and complete the quality improvement project by the end of March.

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FAPR-750 International Health Elective
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Periods Offered: Each four weeks
Student Limit: By arrangement

You must pre-arrange this elective with Barbara Goodman in the Department of Family Medicine (402-559-8689) AND Sara Pirtle, International Studies (402-559-2924).

The course offers students the opportunity to participate in a health care setting in a foreign country. Students' responsibilities, performed under the supervision of trained medical personnel, may include work in clinics and hospitals; home visits with community health workers, and health education. In addition, student will also participate in a brief orientation and debriefing on campus.

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FAPR-751 Medical Spanish/International Health/Nicaragua 
Pre-arranged through Barbara Goodman (559-9327)

Periods Offered: See schedule on the International Health & Medical Education website
Student Limit: By arrangement

This course is an immersion Spanish language study with onsite exposure to primary and community health care in an underdeveloped country. Phase I option offers three weeks of language instruction and one week of clinical experience. Phase II option (for more advanced Spanish speakers) offers one week of language instruction and three weeks of clinical work. Both options include lectures and field trips in the curriculum. Contact Sara Pirtle in International Health and Medical Education (402-559-2924) for more information.

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FAPR-760 Private Practice Office Clerkship-Omaha

Periods Offered: Every month
Student Limit: By Arrangement
Where to Report: TBA.

This clerkship offers a chance to participate in and observe private practice in family physicians' offices Omaha. A list of participating faculty is available in the Family Medicine Office. An off-campus elective application form must be submitted for this experience. (See off-campus elective application procedures).

Please note - You will need to contact the Family Medicine Department and let them know where you plan to complete this rotation before you begin this rotation.

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FAPR-761 Off-Campus Family Medicine Elective

Periods Offered: Every month
Student Limit: By Arrangement

This clerkship offers a chance to participate in and observe an off-campus elective in an out-of-state locale of the student's choice. An off-campus elective application form must be submitted for this experience. (See off-campus elective application procedures).

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FAPR-762 Migratory Health

Periods Offered: April-July
Student Limit: 1
Where to Report: TBA.

The student will participate in the Nebraska Migrant Health Project in Gering, Nebraska, as a member of the health team in the Family Medicine clinics and other activities.

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FAPR-766 Community Health Care (MECO)

Periods Offered: Every four or eight weeks
Student Limit: By Arrangement
Where to Report: TBA.

Medical Education Community Orientation (MECO) Project is sponsored and arranged by the American Medical Student Association for pre-clinical or clinical medical students.

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FAPR-799 Research Project in Family Medicine

Periods Offered: Every four weeks
Student Limit: By permission

The student may select a project in which he is particularly interested and with the approval of the faculty, may pursue this project intensively for four weeks. Such projects might be concerned with the delivery of health care or with the value of screening procedures. Faculty advice will be given and the research project will be structured.

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