University of Hawai'i

Department of Family Medicine

& Community Health

 

Predoctoral Division


Fourth Year Electives

Sub-Internship Topics in Community Health Extramural FM Elective
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Students interested in Family Medicine and Community Health electives must sign-up with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Please contact Heidi Kubo at (808) 627-3235 for more information.


Sub-Internship in Family Medicine

Pre-requisites: 4th year medical student in good standing

Duration: 4 weeks

Number of students: Maximum of 2 students per block

Location: Wahiawa General Hospital

Course Coordinator: Jill Omori, MD

 

Objectives:

The overall objectives of the sub-internship are to give students opportunities to have experiences which will closely simulate that which he/she may have as a 1st year resident. Specifically, by the time a student has completed this sub-internship, he/she will be able to :

Implementation:

Students will be allowed to enroll in the sub-internship only if they have demonstrated readiness to take on the responsibilities of a first year resident. He/She will be directly supervised by a 2nd or 3rd year family practice resident as well as a family practice faculty attending. Work rounds, teaching rounds, lectures and conferences will be provided. The student will also spend one half day in the family practice clinic each week. This experience includes 6 night calls and weekend duties under the supervision of the 2nd or 3rd year residents. The student will also be responsible for making  presentations at morning report. Meal tickets are provided to the student while they are on-call. Please refer to the FMIS (Family Medicine Inpatient Service) page for full details of the rotation.

Evaluation:

Evaluation reports are obtained from attending physicians and residents who supervise the student during the Family Medicine Inpatient Service. All reports must be received before credit can be given for the course. Grades: credit/no credit.


 

Primary Care Preceptorship

Pre-requisite: 4th year medical student in good standing

Duration: 2-8 weeks

Number of Students: Not Limited

Locations: Oahu, Lanai, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Big Island, Micronesia, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, Marshall Islands, other medically underserved/rural areas in the Pacific.

Course Coordinator: Jill Omori, MD

 

Objectives:

This rotation permits students to gain first hand experience in primary care by working in close contact with a Family Physician. The students will become familiar with the everyday activities of family physicians. The emphasis will be on preparing the student to handle the common primary care problems that are encountered in family medicine.

 

Implementation:

The rotation includes maximum possible patient care responsibility commensurate with student ability and preceptor preference. The student will be placed with a community family physician in the location of their choice. The rotation is mainly out-patient based, however, in-patient responsibilities may be included depending on the preceptor. Students are encouraged to located their own preceptors, but the department will provide assistance with identifying preceptors in particular locations. Students are responsible for all expenses incurred for rotation outside of Oahu. There is financial assistance available for away electives through the Office of Student Affairs and through the AHEC office.

 

Evaluation:

The various preceptors report by evaluation from to the course coordinator. Reception of evaluation form is necessary for course credit to be given. Grade: Credit/ No credit.

 


 

Topics in Community Health

Pre-requisite: 4th year medical student in good standing

Duration: 2-8 weeks

Number of Students: Not limited

Location: Various physician's offices and community health facilities.

Course coordinator: Jill Omori, MD

 

Objectives:

To allow further experience and flexibility in studies within the field of primary care and community health.

 

Implementation:

Though usually pursued under the direction of a primary care practitioner, the course is intentionally flexible in order to allow students to work in other community health fields as well. Students must submit a proposal for their rotation to the course coordinator for approval prior to the start of the rotation.

 

Evaluation:

An evaluation of the student is required from the supervising preceptor at the close of the elective. The student also provides the course coordinator with a written summary of their research or project. Grade: Credit/No Credit.

 


Sports Medicine Preceptorship

Pre-requisite: 4th year medical student in good standing at the University of Hawaii; One page essay turned into Dr. Andy Nichols regarding why you would like to take this elective.

Duration: 4 weeks

Number of Students: Generally open to 1-2 students in 4-5 blocks during the year. (At the discretion of Dr. Nichols).

Location: University Health Services Manoa and UH Athletic Training Rooms

Preceptors: Andrew Nichols, MD and Sabrina Tan, MD 

Course Coordinator: Jill Omori, MD

 

Objectives:

  1. To allow further experience and studies within the field of sports medicine, including the evaluation and management of common athletic injuries and illness, and the pre-participation physical examination. 

  2. Understand principles of the musculoskeletal physical examination. 

  3. Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of sports medicine.

Implementation:

The student will be rotating with a board certified family physician or pediatrician who has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. The elective includes exposure to a sports medicine clinic, primary care clinic, university athletic room, collegiate sports medical coverage, and sports physical therapy. The student will be required to write a review paper on a sports medicine topic by the completion of his/her rotation.

 

Evaluation:

Dr. Nichols will report by evaluation form to the course coordinator. Evaluations will not be completed until the review paper is turned in. Reception of the evaluation form is necessary for course credit to be given. Grade: Credit/No Credit.

 


 

Extramural Elective in Family Medicine

 

Pre-requisite: 4th year medical student in good standing at the University of Hawaii; pre-approval by program director at extramural site is necessary

Duration: 4 weeks

Number of Students: Not Limited

Location: Sites outside of Hawaii

Course Coordinator: Jill Omori, MD

 

Objectives:

The overall objective is to provide students the opportunity to do a rotation at another institution, in consultation with a faculty advisor. It is designed to offer a different exposure to family medicine than what is available in Hawaii and to supplement any needs which may not be met by FPCH 545 B-D & F. Specific objectives will be formulated by the student and faculty advisor prior to the start of the rotation.

 

Implementation:

Varies according do desired objectives of the rotation. Students are responsible for any costs incurred for travel/housing during their rotation. Financial assistance applications are available through the Office of Student Affairs.

 

Evaluation:

Preceptor/Supervisor reports by evaluation form to course coordinator. Reception of evaluation form is necessary for course credit to be given. Grade: Credit/No Credit.

 


 

 Information for Non-JABSOM/Visiting Students

 

All requests for electives from non-JABSOM students must first be processed through the University of Hawaii JABSOM Office of Student Affairs. JABSOM students have first priority for all electives.  Once processed by OSA, the applications are then routed back to our department for consideration on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not consider any applications prior to May 1 and do not reserve slots without a completed application. We will notify you in writing when approval of an elective is granted. Please refer to the OSA visiting med student page for full information on eligibility, processing/scheduling, the application process, and other pertinent topics.

 

While waiting for your application to be processed by OSA, please complete the Survey for Non-JABSOM Students interested in family practice electives. Applications will not be considered unless the survey is completed.  Click here for survey

 

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