Students act as the primary provider seeing several patients (average 6) throughout the day in the family medicine residency clinic. Students also participate in other clinics (sports medicine clinic, OMT clinic, community health center), skilled nursing facility weekly rounds, and may observe a variety of procedures (obstetric ultrasound, colposcopy, vasectomy, skin procedures, etc). There are no overnight on-call responsibilities.
Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day. They make daily rounds on patients, and participate in the admission process of new patients, both from the emergency department as well as direct admissions, by performing admission histories and physicals. Students assist the family medicine residents with the service throughout the day.
Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day. They make daily rounds on patients, and participate in the admission process of new patients, both from the emergency department as well as direct admissions, by performing admission histories and physicals. Students may have limited participation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Students assist the family medicine residents with the service throughout the day.
Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day by rounding on patients and participating in the care of patients in labor triage, labor and delivery, postpartum and normal newborn nursery. Students frequently receive hands-on experience with cervical checks, intra-uterine pressure catheter insertion, fetal scalp electrode placement, normal vaginal deliveries and perineal laceration repair. Students also participate in the residency's OB Ultrasound Clinic.
Medical Student Course Description
North Colorado Family Medicine (NCFM) regularly accepts medical students for subinternship rotations on the inpatient obstetrics/newborn service. The time spent on the obstetrics and newborn service can usually be tailored to meet the individual student's educational goals and objectives (e.g., some students elect to spend all their time on the obstetrics service).
Medical students are expected to actively participate as follows:
- Round on patients on postpartum from 6 to 8 a.m.
- Attend daily morning teaching rounds, which includes the obstetrics chief resident, the pediatrics chief resident, the ICN resident, the obstetrics intern, the inpatient pediatrics intern, the outpatient pediatrics intern, the gynecology intern, and a physician faculty (family medicine or obstetrician/gynecologist).
- Share in the labor deck responsibilities, which include formal triage, admission and management of obstetric patients of NCFM, Weld County Health Department, Sunrise Community Health Center and private attendings. Responsibilities also include initial workup, admission and management of newborns to the normal nursery, as well as, intensive care nursery.
- The level of direct involvement with triage, normal deliveries, etc., will be determined by the individual student's capabilities and previous experience.
- Night call will be a minimum of 4 nights during the four week rotation.
- Participate in the residency's OB ultrasound clinics and colposcopy clinics.
- Prepare a talk on a selected topic agreed upon with the residents on service. This will occur once during the 4-week rotation and will be presented during teaching rounds.
- Attend all residency teaching conferences.
- There is an opportunity to spend a day in the family medicine residency outpatient clinic as well.
- When appropriate and it can be arranged, students may accompany a resident to obstetric, GYN, and family planning clinics held at the Weld County Health Department.
- All activities are supervised by family medicine residents and physician faculty (family physicians and obstetrician/gynecologist).
Third- and fourth-year medical students wishing to do a family medicine rotation at our Rural Program
in either Wray or Sterling, Colorado should call (970) 332-4895.