FAMP1612 Residency-Based Family Medicine - St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center


Dr. James Tucker, Family Practice Residency Director, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (315-448-5537), Dr. Pamela Horst, Dr. Carolyn Frymoyer, Dr. Michael Kernan, Dr. Larry Novak, Dr. Sandra Sulik, Dr. Gerald Edwards, Dr. Carol Valentino, Dr. DeAnn Cummings, and Dr. Matthew Picone.
Contact Person
Completion of the MS-III Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkship.
Maximum Number of Students
Periods Offered
Weekly Activities
Lectures - 3 hours, seminars and conferences. Patient contacts include both inpatient and outpatient. Night call is every four-six nights. Students may be required to attend a weekly seminar for elective students at the Department of Family Medicine Office.
Elective Description
This elective is intended to achieve several goals: 1) provide an in-depth exposure to both inpatient and outpatient family medicine; 2) increase basic medical interviewing skills and medical facts; 3) allow the students to work closely with family medicine residents at all levels of training, and; 4) give students who are interested in this residency an opportunity to demonstrate their interest and skills to our faculty. Mornings will encompass Morning Report, bedside rounds with the PGY3 and PGY1, attending rounds with the faculty member of the month and didactic conferences as provided by the PGY3 or attending. Noon-times (1200-1300) are devoted to various didactic conferences. Afternoons are divided between floor coverage and Model Office. In any four-day block, each student should spend two afternoons in the Model Offices, one afternoon covering the floors, and one afternoon post-call. Night call every four-six nights. The student will see the breadth of inpatient and outpatient family medicine. Students will be permitted to leave post-call after morning responsibilities are completed.
Textbooks are not required. Reading list is available.
Criteria for Evaluation of Performance
Resident and faculty written evaluation.
Is Performance Discussed With Student?
Yes, during the course and at the end of the course.
All add/drops must be arranged through James Tucker, MD at (315) 448-5537. Four weeks prior to the elective, the student must contact Barbara Mayne, c/o Medical Education Department (315-448-5547) for instructions.
* Medical students from other medical schools may apply.