Title

Expanding the "standardized family" across three clerkships: a model for creating an interdisciplinary core curriculum in primary care

UMMS Affiliation

Office of Medical Education; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Medicine

Date

5-2000

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Clinical Clerkship; *Curriculum; *Family Health; Family Practice; Humans; *Models, Educational; *Primary Health Care; United States

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

Since 1995, a three-generation “standardized family,” the McQs, has been successfully implemented as a core curriculum in the third-year family medicine clerkship. In July 1999, the standardized family was expanded into two other clerkships (internal medicine and pediatrics), with the goal of creating an interdisciplinary core curriculum in primary care across three clerkships. Our experience supports that the standardized family curriculum can be implemented across clerkships and that it provides a model for developing a multidisciplinary and integrated core curriculum in primary care. The curriculum's effectiveness in attaining its primary care learning objectives will be assessed when analysis of data currently being gathered from multiple evaluation measures is completed.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Acad Med. 2000 May;75(5):530-1.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

10824806