Patient, Physician and Society
This first- and second-year course teach students about interviewing, medical history taking, physical examination, professional values, and the social context of patients and physicians. Shruti Varadarajan, M.D., FAAFP serves as course director.
Family Medicine Clerkship
Under the guidance and direction of Arindam Sarkar, M.D., the Family and Community Medicine Clerkship aims to showcase the role, joys, and challenges of primary care in the modern healthcare setting. Students develop preventive care skills, practice behavioral change counseling, assess acute complaints, manage chronic disease, and deliver compassionate, cost-conscious care.
Family and Community Medicine Electives
The Department of Family and Community Medicine offers several preclinical electives (e.g., Medical Spanish, History of Medicine, Compassion and the Art of Medicine), non-clinical electives (e.g., Health Services Research, Underserved Care Clinic, Community Project in Underserved Care), and clinical electives (e.g., Care for the Underserved, Procedures in Primary Care, Immigrant Medicine). Anjali Aggarwal, M.D., is the lead electives officer for the department. View Family and Community Medicine Electives.