Family Medicine Clerkship Guide

Family Medicine Clerkship Guide

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Elsevier Health Sciences

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Family Medicine Clerkship Guide

Medical students will excel in their family practice clerkships with the practical information in this pocket-sized resource! It examines key clinical skills · patients presenting with a sign, symptom, or abnormal lab value · and patients presenting with a known condition—each in its own section for easy reference. Useful illustrations, key points, and clinical cases throughout the text put essential guidance at the reader's fingertips.

• Describes the special characteristics of a family medicine practice clerkship and provides guidance on working in an office-based community setting.
• Offers concise guidance on essential diagnostic tests and office procedures.
• Examines a broad range of physical and mental health issues for male and female patients across the lifespan.
• Addresses the questions students are most likely to be asked by attending physicians during their clerkship.
• Helps readers prepare for board exams with USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323029506
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/03/2005
Series: Clerkship Guides Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to the Family Medicine Clerkship

1. Secrets to being a successful student

2. Definition and scope of FM

3. Role of med student on FM clerkship

4. Orientation to the office/practice/community

5. Definition of family

6. Communication skills

7. Learning contracts

8. Biopsychosocial model

9. Prevention of disease in FM

10. Perioperative care

11. Practical skills for the medical student (IV -X-ray interpretation –Suturing –Venipuncture –Injections –Castings -Office lab –EKG Arterial puncture)

Section 2: Patients Presenting With a Symptom, Sign, or Abnormal
Lab Value

12. Abdominal pain

13. Arthralgia/joint pain

14. Back pain

15. Behavioral problems

16. Chest pain

17. Cough and congestion

18. Dizziness and syncope

19. Dyspepsia

20. Dyspnea

21. Earache

22. Fatigue

23. GI bleeding

24. Headache

25. Heartburn

26. High cholesterol

27. Hypertension

28. Lower extremity pain and swelling

29. Lymphadenopathy

30. Pregnancy

31. Rash

32. Sore throat

33. Sleep problems

34. Vaginal bleeding

35. Vaginal discharge

Section 3: Patients Presenting with a Known Condition

36. Abuse/neglect/violence

37. Asthma/COPD

38. Angina and CAD

39. Cancer care and screening

40. CHF

41. Dementia

42. Depression/anxiety

43. Diabetes mellitus

44. Family discord/dysfunction

45. Frailty

46. Health care maintenance - adults and kids

47. Liver and biliary tract disease

48. Menopause

49. Nutrition problems and obesity

50. Perioperative care

51. School problems

52. Seizures

53. Substance abuse

54. STDs

55. Thyroid Dx

56. Trauma

57. UTI

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