Family Medicine Clerkship

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Participation in the Family Medicine Clerkship provides 3rd-year students with an overview of the specialty of Family Medicine, residency training, practice patterns and common diagnoses seen in the family physician's office. Students may elect to do their clerkship locally or away with a board-certified family physician. Away sites are sites more than two hours away from Georgetown that offer unique aspects of practice that we are unable to provide locally. For more detailed information:

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To provide clinical training experience in ambulatory primary care, specifically in the setting of Family Medicine, over a wide range of diseases, patient characteristics, and encounter settings.

  • To provide opportunities for training in rural and underserved settings.
  • To provide training opportunities and resources to practice techniques of Evidence-Based Medicine.
  • To promote interest in further training in the specialty of Family Medicine.
     

STUDENT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE

The Family Medicine Clerkship utilizes the GUSOM lottery, where students can note their interest in an away, military, local away, suburban, or urban underserved spot. However, please see more instructions in our Away Rotation FAQ regarding away rotations: choosing this option in the lottery only tells us that you are interested in going away; it DOES NOT secure you an away spot.

LOCAL AND UNDERSERVED ROTATIONS

  • Local sites can be up to one hour away from GU main campus by car. There are no sites at GUH, and almost all sites are in DC or in the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.
  • We have 1-2 spots each month at underserved sites.

MILITARY AND LOCAL AWAY ROTATIONS

  • At Fort Belvoir, a military site, one student may be assigned. Preference will be given to  HPSP students.
  • Clinic sites that are located more than one hour away from GU main campus by car are referred to as Local Away sites. 

AWAY ROTATIONS

  • A maximum of four students can go on an away rotation each four-week block of the year, and all associated expenses must be covered by the students. The applications are reviewed/approved on a first come, first served basis. Please see the Away Rotation FAQ for more detailed information. 

For more information please email Clerkship Coordinator, Ms. Xerxeser Kayode at xik2@georgetown.edu.