SOM Preclinical Preceptorships
 

Course Title
General Internal Medicine
Course Number
MEDU-1050
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 1 
      Additional Requirements: A mandatory on-campus orientation session will be conducted prior to the end of school. Victoria Garcia or Dr. Karen Szauter will announce at a later date. Course materials will be available at this meeting.
Responsible Faculty Director:
Karen Szauter, MD
Other Faculty:
Available Dates
• 4-week block: 5/23/2022 - 6/17/2022
Application Submission Deadline
2/7/2022
Maximum Enrollment

Where and to whom the application should be submitted
 All applications must be submitted online at www.gimspp.org [main website www.taim.org] and will be accepted during Janurary (after the orientation meeting - please check the website for exact dates) and no later than March 1, 2022. NOTE: the online application is ranked by order received, so apply as soon as you have decided that this is what you want to do. The contact at UTMB is Dr. Karen Szauter at kszauter@utmb.edu. The information on the application form will be used to match the students with physician preceptors, so accurate information is necessary. Students will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date/time submitted online. Matches will be made mid-to-late March. When you enroll online you will be able to learn more about the program, fill out and submit your application, and search for a doctor. Once you have completed the 4-week elective you can submit the student evaluation form. Your preceptor will also be able to complete their evaluation of the program online.

Goals & Objectives
 1. to provide exposure to the practice of primary care Internal Medicine in the community 2. to gain expereince performing medical interviews and physical examinations on adult patients 3. to gain exposure to the use of laboratory tests and x-rays in the diagnositc work up of patients 4. to learn about the practical and business aspects of running an office and working as a physician in a community

Description of course activities
 The Texas Internal Medicine Educational Foundation of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians has been working with Texas medical schools to provide students an opportunity to see what life is like as a practicing internist. Students will work for four weeks with a practicing general internist in a community-based setting in an office or clinic away from the medical center within the State of Texas. Students should be prepared to participate in the activities of the physician preceptor. Student-physician interaction on evenings and weekends to supplement patient care experience during office hours is encouraged and is expected of students at the discretion of the preceptor. Examples of appropriate student activities include the following: 1) Student accompanies physician into examining rooms for patient office visits 2) Preceptor allows student to witness/confirm findings on physical examination 3) Preceptor explains rationale of diagnosis and management plans to student 4) Preceptor asks student to read and report on a disease process witnessed 5) Preceptor allows student to interview patients with a single complaint (e.g., sore throat) 6) Preceptor allows student to perform a single organ system exam (e.g., heart) 7) Preceptor allows student to observe nurse-visits (BP checks, glucose monitoring) 8) Student accompanies physician on hospital rounds 9) Student accompanies physician to medical staff/medical society meetings 10) Student is allowed to observe medical procedures (endoscopy, biopsies) 11) Additional activities are encouraged allowing graded levels of responsibility for the student (at the discretion of the physician preceptor) five days a week with as much hands-on student activity as is practical.

Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    daily
  B. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback   Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    preceptor
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    as determined by the preceptor
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases   Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
    daily
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    Guidelines as determined by the preceptor
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?
    Yes           No
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
    N/A
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the course (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, etc.)?
    If you have a personal physician of choice in Texas who is not on the roster, you may communicate with the GIMSPP coordinators to recommend the preceptor for inclusion. Once are approved they may be added to the list. To locate a volunteer physician go to www.gimspp.org and follow these steps from there: a. Click on SITE DIRECTORY in the left column b. Scroll down past GIMSPP and click on PRECEPTOR LOCATOR c. Enter the city or location where you want to go for a listing of preceptors in that area. **Please Note: DO NOT contact ANY of these volunteer physicians unless you have been successfully placed with one of them. Enter the name of the preceptor that you choose on your application. Please have a second and third choice.**

5.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
  GIMSPP program provides an online evaluation for all students to complete.

 

6.  Stipend Availability
  Yes           No           Maybe

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