***Please note: the Family Medicine Clerkship has changed, and is now the Primary Care Clerkship. You may find information about the new course in Sakai. Contact us with any questions!

Welcome to the UNC Family Medicine Clerkship.  We will do everything possible to make this your best learning experience ever!  We want you to grow and learn in a supportive, nurturing environment. We have designed this site to help you get the most out of the rotation and we encourage you to use the site frequently to guide your learning. If you see errors or have suggestions for improvement of the site please let me know (kbossen@med.unc.edu)

Key Course Information:

  • Preparing for the rotation: As you start the rotation go to the Overview Tab to to get a sense of the clerkship. Preparation is required in advance of the orientation! Follow the link to find orientation preparation readings and video. Complete Student Interest form to give to your Preceptor. Go to Orientation tab to find out more details about the orientation day.
  • Assessment: See Requirements and Grading for more detailed description of grading and the actual grading forms. This will help you better understand expectations and how to prepare. Pay particular attention to the section Preparing for the OSCE and Preparing for NBME Shelf. Make sure you review the powerpoint on how to prepare for the OSCE.
  • Learning during the rotation: See Educational Activities for more detailed description of the major components of the course.
  • Feedback: Ask for feedback often. You will also meet with your campus director formally at mid-rotation. Please bring completed Self Evaluation and print out of One45 Clinical Log to that meeting.
  • Clinical Log: You will be required to document that you saw all core clinical conditions and procedures that are part of the rotation in the Clinical Log. This foreshadows documentation requirements that you will be asked to follow the rest of your career. Failure to document in log will delay release of your grade. See Clinical Log tab for more details.
  • Resources: We hope that the rotation gives you an opportunity to pursue your own interests and fill in gaps in knowledge. Some students may want to hone their skills in the musculoskeletal exam while others may want to study evidence based guidelines for chronic disease management in more detail. We have created a set of resources to help you with this independent learning. Send us new resources as you come across them so we can add them to the list.

Special Accomodation: If you need testing accommodations for the written exam and/or the OSCE, please email Carolyn Joines (carolyn_joines@med.unc.edu) by the first week of the clerkship. Your email should include an email attachment of the release form you received from Student Affairs.

Sites requiring drug testing: If your preceptor site requires that you have a drug screen before your rotation begins, this can be done in Chapel Hill at Concentra.  Please get the drug screen as soon as you find out that it is needed, don't wait until just before your rotation is to begin.  Please contact Gina Horne gina_horne@med.unc.edu for more information about the process and the form that you will need to have completed by Concentra.
Mistreatment Policy is located in SOM General Policies.
Course Contact Information:
Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw, MD                   Carolyn Joines                                          or contact your campus director
Clerkship Director                                           Clerkship Coordinator
919-966-7246                                           919-966-2824
kelly_fedoriw@med.unc.edu -                       carolyn_joines@med.unc.edu -