- Medical Student Education
Family and Community Medicine Medical Education
The division of medical student education within Saint Louis University's department of family and community medicine focuses on education throughout the four years of medical school.
Director of Medical Student Education: Kelly M. Everard, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator: Laura Grentz-Dolan, MS
First Year and Second Year Electives
We offer the following electives in the first year to provide a variety of experiences in family medicine:
- FCM-130 Tools for the Future Primary Care Physician
- FCM-131 What, Where and How is the Catholic in Catholic Health Care
- FCM-132 Home Hospice Care
- SALC-104 SALC Leadership
- SALC-117 Corrections Medicine at Juvenile Detention
- SALC-131 Casa de Salud Latino Patient Advocacy
- SALC-133 Project LEAN (Live, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition)
- SALC-134 The Safety Net in St. Louis - Navigating our Health Care System
- SALC-138 Labor of Love: Vulnerable Women & Maternity
- SALC-146 Interprofessional Community Practicum
- SALC-148 Doctors for Diversity
Third Year Clerkship
Our required third-year family medicine clerkship is one of the highest rated clerkships in the medical school. It is designed to enable students to establish competencies in the comprehensive approach to the practice of medicine.
- Clerkship Faculty and Staff
- Clerkship Schedule
- Clerkship Goals and Objectives
- Preceptor Assignments and Orientation
- Clerkship Means of Assessing Competency
- Clerkship Assessment of the Student
The board specialty of family medicine is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. Family physicians integrate the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences to provide continuing and comprehensive health care. The scope of practice encompasses all ages and genders, each organ system and every disease entity.
Our family medicine preceptors work in a variety of community settings, such as solo practices, group practices, residencies and community health centers.
Fourth Year Electives
- FCM-410 Global Health: Cross Cultural/International Experiences
- FCM-411 Advanced Topics in Family and Community Medicine
- FCM-414 Primary Care Research
- FCM-416 Post Graduate Training and Life Skills Mastery
- FCM-419 Web-based Morbidity and Mortality Rounds
- FCM-427 Medical Management of Eating Disorders
- FCM-430 Inter-professional Team Seminars
- FCM-434 Casa de Salud Ambulatory Clinic
We also offer two family medicine sub-internships for students who have completed their basic clerkships to give them the opportunity to hone skills in the diagnosis and management of medical problems in a family medicine inpatient setting. Students are able to evaluate and manage a broad range of inpatients from initial assessment to discharge who require acute medical and/or surgical care.
- FCM-501 SLU Family Medicine - St. Elizabeth's Hospital
- FCM-502 Mercy Family Medicine
- FCM-503 Family Medicine in Patient Service at St. Mary's Health Center
Faculty, staff and students within the Saint Louis University School of Medicine may visit Oasis for more information on our electives. You may also contact the director of medical student education, Kelly Everard, Ph.D. or the program coordinator, Laura Grentz-Dolan, M.S.