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The mission of the Division of Medical Student Education is to exemplify the ideals and values of Family medicine through our passion for education, mentoring, patient care, and service
Family and Community Medicine faculty are involved in education and curriculum design within all four years of the UC College of Medicine curriculum. Medical students gain clinical experience by completing the Fundamentals of Doctoring Course during their
first (M1) and second year (M2), which is co-directed by family medicine faculty. The Family and Community Medicine Core Clerkship is a required part of the curriculum in the third year (M3).
The Fundamentals of Doctoring course at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is a comprehensive training program designed to prepare medical students for the clinical aspects of patient care. Beginning in the second half of the M1 year, students
are paired with preceptors across medical specialties and work collaboratively with these preceptors every other week in the outpatient setting. Through mentorship, preceptorship and direct patient care, the Fundamentals of Doctoring course helps
student develop essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective communication, physical examination, and patient-centered care beginning in the first year of medical school.
All UC medical students experience a 4-week clerkship in family and community medicine in their third year.During the clerkship, students are placed with a community preceptor and attend workshops and interactive sessions with family medicine faculty that develop skills in behavioral medicine and clinical science. Over 150 family physicians in 50 community
practices serve as volunteer preceptors, exposing students to a wide array of practice settings and populations.
For additional clerkship details, visit the Third Year Core Clerkship Page or contact Nancy Jamison, Program Manager, at 513-558-1435
Electives in the fourth year include family medicine inpatient and outpatient rotations, a family medicine acting internship, as well as electives in geriatric medicine, palliative care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, homeless health, service-learning,
transgender health, and research.
For additional information on elective offerings, please visit our course description page or the Fourth Year Electives.
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