Program Director: Shatha Shaif, MD
*Duration: 4 weeks (February, March, April, June, July, September, October and December); 5 weeks (January, May, August and November)
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1 student per elective


Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.


To provide students with experience in outpatient family medicine which includes adult medicine, women’s health, adolescent medicine, geriatric continuity of care and acute clinic visits. During each rotation, students will participate in the family medicine outpatient practice. At the end of this clerkship, students are expected to have a sound understanding of the management of chronic disease, conducting annual exams for different age groups, conducting acute outpatient visits and recognizing unstable patients.


Medical students are assigned to an outpatient family medicine clinic where they will be involved in the management of chronic diseases, preventative care visits as well as clinic visits for acute complaints. The rotation is particularly appropriate for students interested in a career in family medicine or outpatient internal medicine. Students interested in pursuing any specialty are encouraged to apply for this sub-internship to strengthen their clinical skills in the management of chronic diseases and preventative medicine.

Students will evaluate patients independently under the supervision of a family physician. They will perform medical histories and physical examinations, and formulate diagnostic and therapeutic plans. They are expected to actively participate in the care of the patient, engage in team discussions and attend family medicine team meetings as well as departmental meetings to understand the administrative and billing processes of outpatient medicine.


Evaluations will be distributed by the UME department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.