Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

3.5.8 Family Medicine

Core Courses

This Department contributes to the multidisciplinary curriculum components of Basis of Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, and Practice of Medicine.

FMED 301 Family Medicine - ICM.
(1) This course offers an ambulatory experience in Family Medicine. It consists of ten half-days. This time will be divided between a family physician's office and small group tutorials. The content includes an introduction to the principles of family medicine and patient-centered care, to the role of the family physician in our health care system, and to the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in an office setting. It will also include an opportunity to learn how to perform a sensitive pelvic examination which will be taught by trained gynecological teaching assistants in a small group session.
FMED 402 Family Medicine - Clerkships.
(4) This four-week core rotation provides an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with the discipline of family medicine. During this rotation, the student is expected to learn the principles of family medicine while working in an ambulatory care setting. The student will join a primary care team and will participate in clinical decision-making and mangement.
The Clerkship may be done in one of three ways:
1. A rotation in a McGill-affiliated urban Family Medicine centre. These may be hospitals or CLSC Family Medicine units.
2. A rotation in a McGill-affiliated rural site. The Ministry of Social Affairs funds travel and lodging costs for students.
3. It is possible for a few students to request special four-week Family Medicine clerkship experiences outside of the Montreal and remote area teaching programs. For these, requests have to be submitted to the Course Coordinator a minimum of three months prior to the rotation.
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