M4 Electives

Select fourth year courses are open to visiting students from affiliated schools on a space availability basis. All of our fourth year clerkships are four weeks in duration.

FM841 - Off-site Preceptorship in Family Medicine

This clerkship is designed to provide the student with an intensive clinical experience in Family Medicine. The rotation will take place off-site from the University Medical Center in one of a number of rural Kentucky communities. During the clerkship, students will work closely with an experienced family practice preceptor. Please refer to the student affairs/fourth year course catalogue for current year goals and objectives.
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM850 - Acting Internship in Family Medicine (UK)

This clerkship is designed to provide the student with an advanced clinical experience in Family Medicine. The rotation will take place in the Family Medical Center (FMC) of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the University Hospital. During the clerkship, students will function as Family Medicine Interns under the supervision of Family Medicine faculty and residents. Please refer to the student affairs/fourth year course catalogue for current year goals and objectives.

   Course director: Dr. Archana Kudrimoti (UK)
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM851 - Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine

This clerkship is designed to provide the visiting student or senior UK medical student with advanced clinical experience in Family Medicine. The rotation will take place in the Family Medical Center (FMC) of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and may involve taking care of patients at various other locations in the community. During the clerkship, students will work closely with Family Medicine faculty and residents.
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM852 - Interdisciplinary Approach to Sports Medicine

This is an interdisciplinary elective designed for students interested in Primary Care/Sports Medicine. Students completing this clerkship will be exposed to all aspects of sports injuries and illness while working with athletes at the scholastic, collegiate, and professional level athletes.
   Course director: Dr. Hosey (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM853 - International Clerkship in Primary Care

The purpose of the Primary Care/Community Medicine International elective is twofold. First, the elective will be an experience of primary care in an international setting. Students will choose one location from among sites already selected which will provide an excellent clinical experience with supervision. The second point is to encourage students to learn about the health systems in the host country. This immersion experience will require the student to live in and learn from the community about the health and health concerns of its people. This clerkship is not open to visiting students.
   Course directors: Dr. Sam Matheny & Dr. Maria Gabriela Castro (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Jenny Berelson

FM854 - Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine

This is a four-week clerkship for students interested in Rural Medicine. The experience is presently set up to take place in the either the Morehead and/or Hazard regions of the state. Additional rural locations for this experience are presently under development. 
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK), Dr. Johnson (Hazard), Dr. Burrows (Morehead) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM855 - Hospice & Palliative Care: A Continuum of Caring

This course is for motivated fourth year students who want to understand more about Hospice and Palliative Care. This rotation will present students with a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients by working with doctors, nurses, social workers, home care providers and chaplains. Students will interact with patients in a variety of settings including, patient’s homes, the palliative care clinic, the hospital and the Saint Joseph Hospice Care Center.
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM855 - Hospice & Palliative Care: A Continuum of Caring in Morehead

This course is for motivated fourth year students who want to understand more about Hospice and Palliative Care. This rotation will present students with a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients by working with doctors, nurses, social workers, home care providers and chaplains. Students will interact with patients in a variety of settings including, patient’s homes, the palliative care clinic, the hospital and the Saint Joseph Hospice Care Center.
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK) 
   Course coordinator: Josh Ward

FM856 – Contemplative and Integrative Medicine 

This elective is designed to broaden students’ knowledge about complementary and integrative medicine utilized by their future patients to enhance their health and well-being as well as to effect the body’s own healing mechanisms. Students will also gain a heightened sensitivity to these concepts via numerous experiential, interactive sessions with physicians and other practitioners.
   Course director: Dr. Elder (UK), Dr. Barnes