Family and Community Medicine
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
The student will function as a subintern on the Family Medicine services at Via Christi, Wesley, or Salina Medical Centers. Each student will work closely with faculty and residents, and play an important role in the team care of hospital patients. The course is designed to maximize student opportunity to take responsibility for patients while ensuring support and active teaching by faculty and residents. Specific duties include:
Students are required to discuss patient-care interventions and have orders co-signed at all times. This is not only for medical legal reasons, but also to maximize teaching opportunities.
Evaluation will be based on day-to-day performance plus case report. The parameters measured will be knowledge base, skills, and attitudinal aspects using documents developed by the department. Case study assessments will be based on the demonstration of an understanding of the influence of the family and community on the development, management, and plans for follow-up of the medical condition, in addition to traditional aspects of medical and preventive care.