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P22 Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Creation of a For-Credit FMIG Elective for Preclinical Students

Michelle Nemetz; Tomoko Sairenji, MD, MSc; Jeanne Cawse, MD

02/2/18 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Austin Grand Ballroom J-K

The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) developed a for-credit, skills-based curriculum for preclinical medical students. The goal of this program was to promote interest in family medicine, allow students a way to explore the broad scope of practice in family medicine, and introduce new skills. This was the first for-credit elective created that was hands-on and skill-based for preclinical students. Each session was taught by a different regional family medicine residency (six total). This was an additional benefit for preclinical students to interact and network with residents, faculty, and residency directors. The class was capped to 40 students, divided between two sessions, which led to rich, small instructor-student ratios. Each day started with a lunch panel provided by visiting residents and faculty on family medicine residency topics and ended with a question and answer session. This poster shows the design and implementation of this program with results showing positive student course evaluations consisting of both qualitative and quantitative metrics.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. On completion of this session, the participants should be able to describe an example of an FMIG elective.
  2. On completion of this session, the participants should be able to discuss the pros and cons of using FMIG workshops as a course.
  3. On completion of this session, the participants should be able to begin planning how to collaborate with FM residency programs in FMIG events.


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