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Electives

First- and Second-Year Students

MDGH 600 Clinical Experience in Low Resource Local Communities

Open to M1, M1A and M2.  There are no other eligibility requirements. Enrollment can be at any time.

Students will work in a local clinical setting to gain exposure to clinical and cultural practices in underserved populations. Students must complete 15 clinical hours, or 10 clinical hours and 5 hours developing educational materials during the school year. These hours can be done at different clinics. Clinical sites that qualify are low-resource sites such as the Interprofessional Community Clinic, New Life Volunteering Society, the Health Care Project PADS clinic, Salud Ofrecida a Latinos (SOL), and the Community Care Coach. Other sites must have approval from Dr. Olivier.

Students must complete a reflection describing their experience, and they must complete a patient reflection form for 5 patients.

Students must have a physician verification form signed for each clinic (If all 15 hours are spent at one clinic on different days with the same physician, only one form is necessary).

1 credit

MDGH625 Interprofessional Clinic Initiative: Executive Officer Administration

The Executive Officers of the Interprofessional Clinic Initiative (ICI) participate in clinical experiences and administrative projects benefiting the Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC). Students would be required to complete at minimum 20 hours of administrative services for 2 credits. A more detailed explanation of ICI/ICC and the roles of the Executive Officers of ICI (taken from the ICI Constitution) can be obtained by emailing ici@rosalindfranklin.edu. The ICI is a student organization dedicated to running the Interprofessional Community Clinic, the first interprofessional student-developed free clinic that serves the community of Lake County with interdisciplinary primary care.

2 credits

Fourth-Year Students

MDGH 801 Clinical Experience in Low Resource Local Communities

Enrollment can be at any time. Clinics attended may be spread out during the year.

This senior elective facilitates the development of the qualities and abilities necessary to work as a physician in low-resource settings. Students identify and develop a clinical, research, or program/project development experience for a medically underserved area or population in the United States.

Students can take this elective for one, two, three, or four weeks. These weeks do not need to be consecutive. Students must complete 25 clinical hours in a low-resource clinic for each week of senior elective credit. These hours can be completed at different clinics. Clinical sites that qualify are low-resource sites such as the Interprofessional Community Clinic, New Life Volunteering Society, the Health Care Project PADS clinic, Salud Ofrecida a Latinos (SOL), and the Community Care Coach. Other sites must have approval from Dr. Olivier.

Students may complete a project, such as an interprofessional case study or production of low resource patient information, as a substitute for up to 20 percent of the required clinical hours.

Students must complete a reflection describing their experience, and they must complete a patient reflection form for 10 patients.

Students must have a physician verification form signed for each clinic (If all hours are spent at one clinic on different days with the same physician, only one form is necessary).

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