The central goal of the Family Medicine clerkship is to help you to enhance your skills in applying the Patient-Centred Clinical Method to understand the patient's personal experience of their illness and find common ground regarding management decisions.
Becoming effective in interviewing patients
Conducting a skilled and sensitive physical assessment
Enhancing your clinical reasoning skills
Finding and using the best evidence available
Applying the principles of prevention whenever possible
Understanding each patient in the context of the "big picture” – the patient as a person, their family and community and their ecosystem
Demonstrating professional behaviour when interacting with patients, colleagues and staff