During this 8-week clinical experience, students learn the elements of patient-centered clinical care and apply it to all patient interactions. We want the students to experience how family care, community care, and chronic care is provided. The range of ages, conditions, care settings, and acuity of problems is what sets this educational experience apart.
Students split most of their time between a primary care office in the Denver metropolitan area (Adult Ambulatory Care – AAC Block) and a family medicine practice setting in a rural Colorado location (Rural & Community Care – RCC Block). There are 22 signs, symptoms, and clinical problems and two physical exam skills the student will cover during the 8-week combined rotation.