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Medical Student Rotations

Family Medicine

Giving students the opportunity to observe and participate.

Opportunities

The Department of Family Medicine offers 3rd and 4th year rotations for medical students visiting from LCME and AOA accredited M.D. / D.O. schools.

Course Description

3rd year core clerkship.

Unique Attributes

The first week of this rotation is spent in orientation, core lectures and electronic chart training. One week is spent in a family practitioner’s office in the community. Most of these physicians are graduates of our program and have practices that include all ages, from prenatal care to newborn to geriatric patients. Two weeks are spent seeing patients in one of our two Family Medicine Centers or our affiliated FQHC (federally qualified health center) Westside Health Center with a faculty member or residents.

One week is spent in some of the following activities:

  • Home visits, rounds in a nursing home and observing a geriatric assessment with our geriatrician.
  • Rotations in the Infectious Disease Clinic at Wilmington Hospital, the Wound Care Center at Riverside Pavilion, and the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Center.
  • Observing at an urgent care facility.
  • Assisting the physical therapists at ChristianaCare Physical Therapy Plus.
  • Block 1: 7/3 to 7/30, 2023
  • Block 2: 7/31 to 8/27, 2023
  • Block 3: 8/28 to 9/24, 2023
  • Block 4: 9/25 to 10/22, 2023
  • Block 5: 10/23 to 11/19, 2023
  • Block 6: 11/20 to 12/17, 2023
  • Block 7: 1/2 to 1/28, 2024
  • Block 8: 1/29 to 2/25, 2024
  • Block 9: 2/26 to 3/24, 2024
  • Block 10: 3/25 to 4/21, 2024
  • Block 11: 4/22 to 5/19, 2024

4-5 weeks.

3rd year medical students.

6 (Reserved for students from our affiliated medical institutions.

*does not include block 1 and 2, limited students at that time*).

Inpatient and/or Outpatient Outpatient.

Variable locations.

Car is required.

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
Course Description

Family Medicine Inpatient Subinternship.

Unique Attributes

Inpatient services are provided on our Family Medicine team at the Wilmington Hospital in an urban setting. We care for patients from our Family Medicine Center and other Family Medicine community sites, including nursing homes, juvenile detention facilities, community attending physician practices that use our service as their admitting hospitalist group, and also unassigned patients. This service is provided by a team that includes a faculty member, two upper-year residents and three interns. A 4th year student would function in this setting as a subintern with basically the same responsibilities as an intern. Night call is required once per week during this rotation. Students are not expected to stay overnight but can leave between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

Educational opportunities during this rotation include daily teaching rounds run by the faculty attending and/or specialists. Daily ICU rounds are attended by a board-certified intensivist. Noontime conferences are presented three times per week as well as our half day lecture series on Thursday afternoons.

  • Block 1: 7/3 to 7/30, 2023
  • Block 2: 7/31 to 8/27, 2023
  • Block 3: 8/28 to 9/24, 2023
  • Block 4: 9/25 to 10/22, 2023
  • Block 5: 10/23 to 11/19, 2023
  • Block 6: 11/20 to 12/17, 2023
  • Block 7: 1/2 to 1/28, 2024
  • Block 8: 1/29 to 2/25, 2024
  • Block 9: 2/26 to 3/24, 2024
  • Block 10: 3/25 to 4/21, 2024
  • Block 11: 4/22 to 5/19, 2024

4 weeks.

4th year.

2 per block, most blocks of the year.

Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient.

Wilmington Hospital.

Car is required.

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
Course Description

Family Medicine Outpatient Subinternship.

Unique Attributes

This rotation includes 1-2 weeks in a family practitioner’s office in the community. This includes urban and suburban settings. Rotations are generally with graduates of our program who have practices that include all ages, from prenatal care to newborn to geriatric patients. 1-2 weeks are spent seeing patients in one of our two Family Medicine Centers or our affiliated FQHC (federally qualified health center) Westside Health Center with a faculty member or residents.

Educational opportunities during this rotation include our half day lecture series on Thursday afternoons.

  • Block 1: 7/3 to 7/30, 2023
  • Block 2: 7/31 to 8/27, 2023
  • Block 3: 8/28 to 9/24, 2023
  • Block 4: 9/25 to 10/22, 2023
  • Block 5: 10/23 to 11/19, 2023
  • Block 6: 11/20 to 12/17, 2023
  • Block 7: 1/2 to 1/28, 2024
  • Block 8: 1/29 to 2/25, 2024
  • Block 9: 2/26 to 3/24, 2024
  • Block 10: 3/25 to 4/21, 2024
  • Block 11: 4/22 to 5/19, 2024

4 weeks.

4th year.

2 per block, most blocks of the year.

Inpatient and/or Outpatient Inpatient.

Outpatient offices, variable locations.

Car is required.

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
Course Description

Combined Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Elective.

Unique Attributes

ChristianaCare Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Emergency Medicine offer a combined emergency medicine/family medicine outpatient elective rotation.

This rotation includes:

    • One week spent seeing patients in our Family Medicine Center with a faculty member or resident physician.
    • One week spent on the Family Medicine inpatient service at Wilmington Hospital. We care for patients from our Family Medicine Center and other family medicine community sites including nursing homes, juvenile detention facilities, community attending physician practices that use our service as their admitting hospitalist group, and also unassigned patients. This service is provided by a team that includes a faculty member, two upper year residents and three interns. A fourth-year student would function in this setting as a subintern with basically the same responsibilities as an intern.
    • Two weeks spent in the Emergency Medicine Departments at Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals.

    This elective rotation would be beneficial to those students interested in pursuing a combined training in family and emergency medicine. Our residency program is the first of its kind in the country, offering a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum that synthesizes the best of these two strong departments.

    Training will take place under the supervision of both specialties and is designed to provide the optimal educational experience for those seeking to practice in both specialties.

    • Block 1: 7/3 to 7/30, 2023
    • Block 2: 7/31 to 8/27, 2023
    • Block 3: 8/28 to 9/24, 2023
    • Block 4: 9/25 to 10/22, 2023
    • Block 5: 10/23 to 11/19, 2023
    • Block 6: 11/20 to 12/17, 2023
    • Block 7: 1/2 to 1/28, 2024
    • Block 8: 1/29 to 2/25, 2024
    • Block 9: 2/26 to 3/24, 2024
    • Block 10: 3/25 to 4/21, 2024
    • Block 11: 4/22 to 5/19, 2024

    4 weeks.

    4th year.

    2 per block, most blocks of the year.

    Inpatient and/or Outpatient Emergency Room, Outpatient Offices, Inpatient.

    Variable locations.

    Car is required.

    • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
    • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
    • Scrubs may be required as determined by rotation.
    Clerkship Directors

    Elise Hogan, MD

    E-mail: lgreen@christianacare.org

    Clerkship Coordinator

    Lindsay Green

    E-mail: lgreen@christianacare.org


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