USC ELECTIVES — COLUMBIA
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Family Medicine Preceptorship (M-IV)
Faculty: Brian Keisler, MD - Course Director
Location: Throughout the state
Prerequisite: Prior arrangement with instructor
Duration: 4 weeks - Fourth Year Students only
Course Offered: Throughout academic year
Number of Students: 1 - 2 per rotation
Students Report To:
This course offers a brief, intensive exposure to a typical family practice, both for students considering a career in this area and those who are entering other specialties but who want to learn more about the role of the family physician in health care delivery. Students may be placed in rural, suburban or urban practices in various locations in the state, according to their preference. The practice exposure shall include ambulatory care of patients of all ages, including pediatrics, and inpatient hospital experience.
It is important that arrangements be made for selecting the practice site as early as possible, and in no case with less than 6 weeks lead time. Preceptors shall be selected carefully and screened according to criteria formulated by the faculty of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services
Students should contact the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services at (803) 216-3625 for enrollment or information. All emails should be sent to Registrar@uscmed.sc.edu