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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.