Clerkship Preceptor Information

Covid19 has had a significant impact on the structure of the Class of 2022 Clerkship year, please refer to the updated Preceptor Manual for the CL2022 which reflects these changes. Please note that some of the information below will not be applicable to this class due to the adjustments made in response to the pandemic. 


Preceptor Manual

Class of 2022

Preceptor Manual

 

Class 2021

Preceptor Manual


Family Medicine Clerkship Goals

By the end of the Family Medicine Clerkship, students will: 

Unique to family medicine is the challenge of dealing with the undifferentiated patient, someone with an issue or symptom for which the diagnosis is not clear. You will appreciate and develop skills in interviewing patients, determining management plans and communicating these to the patient. You will recognize the importance of shared-decision making with patients and collaboration with a multitude of other healthcare providers as you follow patients through the course of their illness, providing continuous and comprehensive care.

and how they assimilate new knowledge, and address questions arising from medical cases and coming from their patients. You will be exposed to all ages, life stages and types of presentations, along with both acute and chronic diseases.

from diagnostic testing to mental health services. You will understand the complexity of patient management and the importance of the Patient’s Medical Home in ensuring access to care and that care plans are executed. You will have had the chance to advocate on behalf of your patients.

some may have health advocacy or leadership roles, others may have research, teaching and/or diverse clinical roles including hospital, obstetrical, emergency room or palliative care.

and a patient-centred approach, the value patients add to the therapeutic process and to the day-to-day lives of family physicians and their staff.


Learning Objectives

The 26 common clinical problems, listed as objectives for this rotation, are emphasized because of their importance in Family Medicine. Actual clinical experience should be supplemented with discussions with the Preceptor, together with appropriate reading. Conversely, the student should not confine study to these conditions. The range of clinical topics will depend on the problems presented by the patients seen during the Clerkship. Several of these clinical problems are the same as some of the clinical presentations in the Faculty's core curriculum and the rest overlap with several other clinical presentations. The Faculty of Medicine clinical presentations are cross-referenced with the 26 problems, where appropriate and these have also been "mapped" to the related Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Examination objectives.

These 26 Clinical Presentations also overlap with 19 of the 24 Clinical Presentations included in the national Shared Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum, developed for Family Medicine Clerkships across Canada, with valuable learning resources at LearnFM

LearnFM

This is a shared national curriculum site for family medicine, supported by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.