The six-week, required clerkship in Family Medicine offers students an introduction to the principles of family medicine and to the "family practice approach" to health care in the ambulatory setting. The primary focus of the clerkship is the preceptorship. Each student spends four-five days per week in a family practice office working closely with physician preceptors and gaining independence in the evaluation and management of common outpatient problems and presentations. Additional clinical components include a service-learning experience and a selective rotation with family physicians focusing on specific areas.
The 6 week internal medicine clerkship provides exposure to patients with a variety of acute and chronic problems. The medicine clerkship is intended to provide a basic introduction to the practice of inpatient medicine. Instruction in internal medicine occurs in hospital affiliates of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During the eight weeks, students will learn how to work effectively and efficiently on the inpatient ward and improve their ability to work-up, present, and care for patients with complicated medical and social problems.
The 4 week Neurology Clerkship Course prepares students to develop proficiency in routine neurological evaluation, patient interaction and to introduce the student to treatment of common neurological conditions. Students will learn how to do a complete neurological exam, create a differential diagnosis in Neurology, how to locate disease in the central and peripheral nervous system, patient management of at least three major neurological conditions and evaluation of clinical conditions of the central and peripheral nervous system.