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FME 30000 Family Medicine Clerkship (Chattanooga)

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 9 credit hours. This clerkship is a 6-week clinical experience during which students participate in the breadth of family medicine.

Students spend 2 weeks in the inpatient setting caring for medical and obstetrical patients and 4 weeks in an office-based practice, either community or residency-based. Students will experience a broad range of clinical presentations and participate in both inpatient and office-based procedures. Students placed with community preceptors might also experience home visits and nursing home care. Every clerk will work at least one weekend night shift on an inpatient team. Students are responsible for writing H+Ps, progress notes, and discharge summaries while on inpatient, as well as completing several other written assignments, readings, and logging diagnoses and procedures. Most community preceptors also allow student EMR access. This clerkship is one of several site options for the core clerkship in Family Medicine.

Clerkship Director: Elizabeth Close, MD –

Contact Information: Artnita Paris –; 423.778.2957

Approval Authorization required: None                                                       

Location: Erlanger Health System and the UT Family Practice Center in Chattanooga

Orientation location: UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System

Size: 4 Students total

Overnight Call: 5 nights (inpatient rotation) and as assigned

Weekend Work: As assigned 


  • Half Block: Not Negotiable
  • Time off for Interviews:  None
  • Off cycle start and stop:  Not Negotiable

Deadline for Cancelation: Thirty (30) days prior to start of rotation.

Blocks offered: All

Prerequisites: None

Pre-reading: None

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 9 credit hours.

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021