Family Medicine Electives

M1-2 Electives

Elective courses in social medicine and global health are an important focus of family and community medicine. These courses focus on developing a framework for patient care by exploring the impacts of social determinants of health, care of vulnerable and diverse populations, and health systems.

  • Introduction to Social Medicine
  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Review of Medical Spanish
  • Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica
  • Research in Family and Community Medicine
  • Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation

M4 Electives

The fourth year of medical school is an opportunity to find saturation in areas or interest or to explore new opportunities before residency. Students can choose from primary care research, rural, or global health electives offered through the department to build skills for a career path during and after residency.

  • Research in Family and Community Medicine
  • Offsite Preceptorship in Family Medicine
  • Acting Internship in Family Medicine
  • Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Sports Medicine
  • International Clerkship in Primary Care (10+ sites)
  • Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine (Hazard)
  • Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine (Morehead)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care (Lexington)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care (Morehead)
  • Integrative Medicine