The Department of Family Medicine offers students learning opportunities in Pillar 2 and Pillar 3 through preceptorships/miniblocks, longitudinal integrated clerkships (LIC) or Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM), cultural immersion, rural medicine, emergency medicine and electives including but not limited to healthcare for the underserved and sports medicine.

Educational Goals

  1. To introduce medical students to the discipline and specialty of family medicine and to family physicians.
  2. To provide quality, affiliated Family Medicine Residency Programs, which prepare graduates for practice in both rural and urban settings.
  3. To provide excellent teachers, mentors, role models, and advisors for our students and residents.
  4. To promote family medicine as a career choice for students and provide support and appropriate counseling in this regard.
  5. To demonstrate the importance of continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated patient care.
  6. To emphasize the biopsychosocial model of health care.
  7. To provide students with personal experience in the practice of rural medicine.
  8. To teach key concepts in preventive medicine, emergency medicine, geriatrics, nutrition, professionalism and ethics.

Courses, Clerkships and Electives

Pillar 1

  • Clinical Foundations of Medicine

Pillar 2

Pillar 3

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rural Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine Sub-Internship (Sub-I)
  • Electives
    • Healthcare for Underserved
    • Sports Medicine