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.
We offer the following electives in the first year to provide a variety of experiences in family medicine:
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 centers 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 urban, rural and suburban areas and in a variety of community settings such as solo practices, group practices, residencies, and community health centers.
We also offer three 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 can evaluate and manage a broad range of inpatients from initial assessment to discharge who require acute medical and surgical care.
The mission of the Service and Learning Advocacy Community is to increase awareness/interest in family medicine and primary care by serving the students, the institution, the community, and anyone in need. The following groups may also be of interest: