This is an exciting time for Family Medicine. Leaders in the U.S. are recognizing the value of primary care and we are excited to show you our discipline and teach you fundamental skills relevant to all disciplines of medicine! During our six week clerkship we will show you the breadth and depth of Family Medicine. If you are considering a career in Family Medicine, you can explore whether this will be a good fit for you and begin to develop the tools needed to be an excellent Family Physician. If you are interested in a different field of medicine, you will develop a wide range of clinical skills that will help you care for patients regardless of the setting. You will also learn how to effectively work with your Family Physician colleagues in the future.


About the Orientation: (more detail under Day 1 Orientation) Most importantly remember that about 2 hours of advanced preparation is required before the first day of the clerkship. Also remember that the clerkship begins with an orientation in Chapel Hill for all students. The orientation will take place in the Clinical Skills Lab (3rd floor Berryhill, Room 302) and will start at 8:00am and finish by 4:00pm.



10,000 foot overview of the clerkship

1) You will improve your ability to diagnose and manage common problems (both acute and chronic)

2) You will refine your ability to counsel patients about prevention (using up to date evidence)

3) You will refine your clinical skills (with multiple opportunities for direct observation)

4) You will acquire skills to improve the health of whole populations of patients


To find out more details about the clerkship:

About what you will learn (go to Learning Objectives)

About how you will learn (go to Educational Activities)

About how you will be graded (go to Requirements and Grading)

About what conditions you need to log (go to Clinical Log)