Student Opportunities

Family Medicine Clerkship

The Northeast Iowa Family Practice Residency Program offers the 3rd or 4th year medical student an opportunity to spend two (2) to four (4) weeks in the Family Practice Center. (For interested students, the option exists to spend time in the local hospital as well.) The objectives of the clerkship are that the student will:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of Family Medicine, including the importance of health maintenance, continuity of care, and family dynamics
  2. Acquire experience in the management of both hospitalized (optional) and ambulatory care patients.
  3. Acquire ability to develop management plans for acute and chronic problems at various levels of care.
  4. Acquire experience in the appropriate use of hospital outpatient facilities for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

These objectives will be achieved through:

  1. Participation in the care of patients of the Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center, with Faculty or Resident physician supervision.
  2. Participation in the admission, diagnosis, and treatment of selected hospitalized patients, to include their post-hospitalization follow up.
  3. Experience in office laboratory, behavioral science, and practice management.
  4. Observation of colonoscopy, colposcopy, exercise stress tests, excision of lesions and other office surgical procedures at the Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center.
  5. Optional attendance at obstetrical deliveries available 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  6. Attendance at all appropriate scheduled conferences.

A room and daily meal allowance will be provided at the hospital at no cost to the student.

Contact: Wendy Hudson, Educational Coordinator, 1-800-211-9283