Primary Care Population Medicine

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

This clerkship allows students to follow a panel of patients over time as they move through various health care settings, observing the continuum of patient services at all levels of health care.

PC-PM students spend Year 3 in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC). All core clerkships are integrated over a 31-week span.

Students spend one half-day with physician mentors in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics and surgery over the course of 31 weeks.  One half-day each week is dedicated to work with psychiatry or neurology mentors.  In addition, students complete inpatient time in internal medicine (3 weeks), surgery (3 weeks), pediatrics (2 weeks), obstetrics & gynecology (2 weeks), neurology (1 week), psychiatry (1 week) and consultation service - psychiatry consult in a neurology ward or neurology consult in a psychiatry ward (1 week).

In your third year, you're really trying to learn how to think like a physician, which is different than doing a multiple choice test, which is different than reading a textbook. The LIC teaches you how to think like a physician.

Abbas Noor

Clerkship Sites and Settings

Students will develop a patient panel of approximately 3-5 patients per mentor site. They follow their patients to various health care settings such as the operating room, delivery room, diagnostic imaging, specialist visits as well as primary care office visits.

Students also participate in:

  •  Weekly didactic sessions covering core clerkship topics
  •  Weekly small group sessions covering core population medicine topics
  •  Project work focused on the social and community context of medicine and quality improvement.