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Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program FAPR 905 Department of Family Medicine Course Director: Michael Kennedy, MD Course Administrator: Debra.

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1 Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program FAPR 905 Department of Family Medicine Course Director: Michael Kennedy, MD Course Administrator: Debra Lea Course Coordinator: Hannah Rachford

2 Course Description This course is designed to provide students with early exposure to clinical medicine and primary care research. The elective is offered to students between their first and second years of medical school by the Department of Family Medicine. Students will work with a community physician in a primary care medical practice. Students will also collect data about patient health, preventive health care, health behavior, and/or key aspects of primary care practice in Kansas. Students will participate in activities at the annual meeting of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. They will spend 5 days prior to their on-site clinical experience at KUMC receiving hands-on clinical and research training. This includes advanced training in office procedures for primary care. Students will spend 6 weeks living in a rural community and working with their assigned physician. During these 6 weeks, students will help with patient care and assist with research project activities (subject recruitment and data collection). Room and board is arranged on a case-by-case basis, but housing is generally provided by the local hospital.

3 Goals and Objectives Observe and assist in the delivery of primary care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Practice and refine clinical skills acquired during year one. Begin learning basic procedural skills. See patients independently, as much as possible. Understand and perform practice-based research data collection in primary care. Use basic computer skills that are helpful to a practicing physician. Online medical searches, medical databases, word processing and will be utilized. Develop an awareness of important issues in the delivery of health care in a non-urban primary care setting. Develop awareness of the needs and expectations a Kansas community has for their physician. Gain awareness regarding the function of a health care team in primary care. Participate in a community-based research project.

4 Expectations for Students Attend the KAFP annual meeting Read the provided reading assignments. Participate in lecture/workshop experiences with KUMC faculty prior to and following the on-site experience. Reside for 6 weeks at their assigned site, assisting their preceptor with comprehensive patient care. Participate fully in the data collection and recruitment related to the research project. Communicate regularly with KUMC faculty and staff via phone, mail, and .

5 Application Process Complete the course application below and return it via by End January Announcement of selected students will be made around Mid-February. Students will be given the opportunity to accept or decline. Preceptor There is no need for the student to contact the site or arrange a preceptor prior to applying In fact, sites have requested that students not contact them to make these arrangements Please put your preferences on your application

6 Scholarship This program functions as a scholarship program and all enrollment decisions are made by the course director Program acceptance decisions are based on items in the application

7 Stipend This elective includes a stipend that is funded by: Dane G Hansen Foundation H.L. Baker Trust of LaCrosse, Kansas Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Sutton Family Endowment Fund KUMC School of Medicine The stipend will include A base scholarship payment of $2400 Additional $400 payment bonus provided to students who thoroughly complete all aspects of the program’s research activities.

8 Course Application There is an application form for the course Students will be sent an with the application form in the next 1-2 weeks

9 Summary Information All KUMC Campuses 4 hours of elective credit (8 weeks) Stipend $2, plus $400 bonus for work completion Don’t call preceptors Make all arrangements through the rural office Class size Limit of 30 students Opportunity to be part of the writing and presenting team

10 Contact KUMC Office of Rural Medical Education 3010 Murphy Bldg Michael Kennedy, MD Associate Dean for Rural Health Ed Debra Lea Senior Administrator Hannah Rachford Coordinator education.html education.html


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