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FAMILY MEDICINE

Come join our Family Medicine Ohana!

Like our sister programs, the goal of the TAMC Family Medicine Staff is to provide you with a high quality medical education. We want you to successfully become a competent, compassionate and confident soldier-physician.
Quite simply, the difference in our program is its culture and the people who live it. We believe that hard work, achievement, and learning are all products that start from optimism and a supportive, positive environment. I invite you to rotate with us and experience this for yourself!
- LTC Heather O’Mara (Residency PD)

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.

  • The objectives of the Family Medicine rotation are:
    • To introduce the student to the breadth and depth of family medicine
    • To refine his/her skill in caring for patients of all ages
    • To expose the student to common family practice procedures such as vasectomy, colposcopy, treadmill stress testing, minor skin and gynecologic procedures
    • To promulgate family practice values of continuity of care, compassion, holism, and cost effectiveness, and
    • To evaluate and be evaluated by students interested in applying for a Family Medicine residency
  • The rotation is divided between inpatient and outpatient settings – one and three weeks respectively for a four-week rotation.
    • For longer rotations, the time division can be arranged individually depending on interest and availability.
    • In the clinic, students are exposed to a full range of family medicine patients from prenatal and infant care to geriatrics.
    • Students work with staff or resident preceptors and are given feedback on their performance daily.
    • On the inpatient service, students evaluate patients from the Family Medicine Clinic, Labor and Delivery, and Emergency Room for admission to the hospital. Under the direction of staff and resident physicians they care for these patients throughout their hospitalization.
    • Each student will take Family night call with a resident at least once during the rotation.
  • Didactics are an essential part of the clerkship.
    • Oral case presentations are presented at morning report each day
    • Academic afternoons (Wednesdays) feature lectures on the core curriculum of Family Medicine, military-unique topics, and Grand Rounds, jointly held with the departments of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics.
    • Students are encouraged to present at least one case during morning report.

USE THIS LINK TO APPLY FOR EDUCATIONAL ROTATION

For any additional questions or concerns you can contact our medical student coordinator

MAJ Nick Bennett @ Nick.f.bennett.mil@mail.mil