Family and Community Medicine Medical Education

Medical Student 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:  

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First Year and Second Year Electives

SLU Med SchoolWe 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
  • SALC-104  Vulnerable Populations
  • SALC-117  Corrections Medicine at Juvenile Detention
  • SALC-131  Casa de Salud Latino Patient Advocacy
  • SALC-133  Project LEAN (Live, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition)
  • SALC-138  Labor of Love: Vulnerable Women & Maternity
  • SALC-146  Pavement Paramedics

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.

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

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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.

Additional Information
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.



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