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SELECT SIFMA - Inpatient Acting Internship-Family Medicine

Director Fourth Year Department Courses: Tammy Davis M.D.
Category: Inpatient Acting Internship
Director(s): Luke Baudoin, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Joy Reger Phone: 675.5347 Room: 1-305
Number of Students Per 4 Week Block: 2
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Selective Available During Blocks: Blocks 2-10
Course Code: SIFMA
NOTE: This elective may not be dropped within 2 months of the starting date USMLE Step II Recommended
4 Credits

To provide students experience in the application of essential family medicine skills, attitudes, and knowledge in an inpatient setting.


  • Students will develop their skills in obtaining medical history and physical exam findings relative to the common and major disorders encountered in the Family Medicine inpatient service.
  • Students will improve their skills in the evaluation and management of common and major inpatient disorders.
  • Students will be able to discuss documentation requirements in the hospital, and compare them to requirements in the student clinic.
  • Students will be able to discuss the effects of social and cultural variables on the health of patients in the hospital setting.
  • Students will extend their knowledge of fundamental principles of medicine and specific disease entities through conferences, readings, and other self-study learning modalities; and will be able to discuss practical applications of that information.

Resources for Learning:

  • Participating Faculty: Course director, LSUHSC family physicians.
  • Texts: As recommended by assigned preceptor.
  • Workshops: Periodic small group discussions and didactic conferences with Family Practice residents.
  • Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients in an inpatient setting.
  • Computer Assisted Instruction: Library research.
  • Directed Readings: As recommended by assigned preceptor.
  • Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to patient care, utilizing library and online resources.

Students will receive a passing grade if they complete all required activities as presented above, and demonstrate the professional attributes essential to the practice of medicine. These professional attributes include: Appropriate grooming, punctuality, attendance at all required activities unless appropriately excused, a respectful and caring approach to patients, adherence to stated and applied rules of conduct, and appropriate interactions with all faculty and staff. This list is not all-inclusive. The course director will complete evaluation forms with input from ward attending and residents. The course director will determine the final grade. Students at risk of failing will be handled on a case-by-case basis; they will be notified personally and/or in writing of any concerns in a timely fashion, and will be offered a reasonable opportunity to improve their performance.

The course director will ensure achievement of all objectives by all students, primarily through participation in regular small group discussions. The course director may develop and require students to complete self-study and evaluation forms when necessary to document achievement of course objectives.

Offered: Blocks 2-10


Note: USMLE Step II encouraged.