Electives

  • Clinical Research in Family Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4033
    Course Name: Clinical Research in Family Medicine
    Faculty: Alvah R. Cass, M.D., S.M.

    Concepts from clinical decision making and clinical epidemiology will be emphasized in this elective. Students may select a clinical problem of their own interest or work with faculty on an existing project. This four-week or longer elective is open to senior students.Contact Shannon Samuelson at sosamuel@utmb.edu

  • Acting Internship in Inpatient Family Medicine in Austin

    Course Number: FAMO-4150
    Course Name: Acting Internship in Inpatient Family Medicine in Austin
    Faculty: David Wright, M.D.

    Students will participate in the management and care of inpatients on the Family Practice service, perform Hx & PEs, write progress notes and orders, review pathology studies, and review x-rays. This elective is open to all senior students who have successfully completed the FM clerkship. Contact Tina Comeaux at 512-324-7318 : tcomeaux@seton.org

  • Acting Internship in Family Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4001
    Course Name: Acting Internship in Family Medicine
    Faculty: Hammad Qureshi, M.D., Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

    This is a 4-week elective open to all senior medical students. The student is given the opportunity to become comfortable with an increased level of responsibility for total patient care on the hospital service. Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395: lmdearma@utmb.edu  

  • Family Medicine Preceptorship

    Course Number: FAMU-4002
    Course Name: Family Medicine Preceptorship
    Faculty: Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

    The student may select a preceptor / site within the state of Texas. The student will participate in activities in which the preceptor is involved including office practice, hospitalized patients, nursing home care, office management, continuing medical education programs, emergency room call, surgical procedures, civic activity and medical staff meetings. This elective is open to all senior students and junior students who have successfully completed the IM or FM clerkship. Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395: lmdearma@utmb.edu

  • Geriatrics for the Family Physician

    Course Number: FAMU-4003
    Course Name: Geriatrics for the Family Physician
    Faculty: Barbara L. Thompson, M.D.

    The student will receive individual supervision as he or she performs appropriate medical and psychosocial assessment of geriatric patients, primarily in the ambulatory setting. This four-week elective is open to all senior students.Contact Shannon Samuelson at 409-772-3120: sosamuel@utmb.edu.

  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4019
    Course Name: Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    Faculty: Kyu Jana, M.D. and Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

    In this four-week course students will become familiar with the seven areas of alternative medicine and will develop skills to apply in their clinical practices. This elective is open to all senior students. More information can be found on the CIM elective webpage.Contact Carmen Duplan at 409-772-9353 or cmduplan@utmb.edu.

  • Integrated Community Health Project

    Course Number: FAMU-4021
    Course Name: Integrated Community Health Project
    Faculty: Norma A. Perez M.D., DrPH
    Students will be immersed in a Hispanic community at Brownsville, Texas. Students will spend two afternoons a week in a community clinic and one day per week at a federally qualified health center. Students will also participate in a community-based health education and promotion program emphasizing preclinical management and prevention of disease.Contact Dr. Norma Perez at 409-772-3558: noaperez@utmb.edu

  • Policy/Public Health

    Course Number: FAMU-4024
    Course Name: Policy/Public Health
    Faculty: Steven R. Shelton, M.B.A., PA-C

    Students will gain firsthand experience in policy/legislation development processes while learning about the profession and practice of medicine in a community practice setting. Contact: 409-772-7884

  • Acting Preceptors Service (“Teaching Seniors”) – St.Vincent's Student-run Free Clinic

    Course Number: FAMU-4030
    Course Name: Acting Preceptors Service (“Teaching Seniors”) – St.Vincent's Student-run Free Clinic
    Faculty: Steven R. Shelton, M.B.A., PA-C

    Medical students that will practice clinical medicine will benefit from the experience working with and understanding the challenges of working with resource-poor populations, from working in an interprofessional setting, and gaining a better understanding of cultural factors and socioeconomic determinants of health. Contact: Ingrid Bowden, Course Director at 409-772-7882 or  ifbowden@utmb.edu 

Selectives

  • Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Selective

    Course Number: FAMU-4013
    Course Name: Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Selective
    Faculty: Kyu Jana, M.D. and  Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

    More information about this course can be found in the AC Selectives brochure by clicking on Family Medicine and then the course number.
     
    The syllabus for this course is available online. Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395 or email lmdearma@utmb.edu 

  • Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Selective

    Course Number: FAMU-4020
    Course Name: Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Selective
    Faculty: Steven R. Shelton, MBA

    More information about this course can be found in the AC Selectives brochure by clicking on Family Medicine and then the course number.

    The syllabus for this course is available online.Contact Steven R. Shelton at 409-772-7884

  • Integrated Community Health Ambulatory Community Selective

    Course Number: FAMU-4022
    Course Name: Integrated Community Health Ambulatory Community Selective
    Faculty: Norma A. Perez, M.D., DrPH
    Students will be immersed in a Hispanic community at Brownsville, Texas with clinic time at the Frontera de Salud Clinic in Cameron Park. Student clinic experiences will emphasize hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and its complications, and mental illness. Students will also become acquainted with community-based health education and promotion programs and with ancillary services such as nurse-educators, social workers, and mental health counselors. This selective is open to all senior students. Contact Norma A. Perez, MD, DrPH at 409-772-3558: noaperez@utmb.edu

  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine Ambulatory Community Selective

    Course Number: FAMU-4053
    Course Name: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Ambulatory Community Selective
    Faculty: Kyu Jana, M.D. and Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

    This ACS provides students an in-depth experience with a practicing integrative family physician. Students will participate in clinical, experimental, and scholarly learning in Complementary and Integrative Medicine fields. Sites for this selective are in Houston and Austin.Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395: lmdearma@utmb.edu

  • Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Selective- St. Vincent’s Clinic

    Course Number: FAMU-4059
    Course Name: Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Selective- St. Vincent’s Clinic
    Faculty: Steven R. Shelton, MBA

    More information about this course can be found in the AC Selectives brochure by clicking on Family Medicine and then the course number.

    The syllabus for this course is available online.Contact Steven R. Shelton at 409-772-7884

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