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Family Medicine Clerkship

Family Medicine Clerkship important dates for WRITE Students:

  • Required Family Medicine Orientation Webinar: MT WRITE: Monday, September 28, 2015, noon-1 pm  PDT; Traditional WRITE session: Monday, January 4, 2016, noon to 1 pm PST.
  • Clinical Reasoning Webinar Sessions Scheduled Noon to 1 pm Pacfic Time, offered several times during WRITE session: Students are required to attend once: 10/12/15; 11/23/15; 1/19/16; 2/29/16; 4/11/16; and 5/23/16.
  • Online Final Exam: MT WRITE Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time; Traditional WRITE session: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time

WRITE Preceptor Responsibilities for FM CLERKSHIP

The UWSOM Family Medicine Clerkship is a mastery clerkship: Students are assessed on their mastery of the core skills and knowledge of Family Medicine at the end of the rotation. All WRITE students earn six weeks of Family Medicine credit and will be required to complete Family Medicine's Curriculum, including the exam. The UWSOM Department of Family Medicine Clerkship Web Site uwfmc.org is where you will find goals, requirements, expectations and teaching tips.

  • Toward the end of the WRITE session, the primary preceptor is expected to complete a formal evaluation of the student using the online evaluation system, E-Value. Available on the Family Medicine, Info for Faculty Website are evaluation aids including the Feedback & Evaluation Form (Grade Anchors) which can be downloaded, printed and distributed to preceptors who worked with the student in family medicine.
  • Primary preceptors can use collected responses to input student evaluation into E-Value. More information on using E-Value and a direct link into the system will be sent to the primary preceptor at the time evaluations are due.
  • Grades are assigned in the Seattle office based on the scores and comments on the final evaluation from the WRITE sites.

Note for WRITE Regarding the WRITE Curriculum Tracker and Required Feedback Sessions with Preceptor:

Students should keep their curriculum tracker updated and share it with his/her primary preceptor during the monthly written and verbal feedback sessions. During the review meetings, the preceptor will give feedback about student's performance in the clerkship. Feedback may include things done well and areas that should be focused on for improvement. Students are encouraged to ask questions during these meetings about the feedback and request further guidance about improving performance.

*The Family Medicine Clerkship web site is set up for the traditional 6-week clerkship. Taking into account the expanded nature of the WRITE program, it is not required that WRITE students complete at the same pace the weekly activities of the FM "Assignment Tracker," but should integrate the "weekly" requirements into their clerkship experience as it makes sense to do so, making sure to complete everything by the time of the Family Medicine exam.

Family Medicine Contact Information:
Stacey Morrison
UW Department of Family Medicine, Clerkship Coordinator
Tel: 206-543-9425 Fax: 206-543-3821

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