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Family Medicine Clerkship Patient Education Handouts  [204]

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The Family Medicine Clerkship (FMC) is required 4-week interdisciplinary course for all third and fourth year medical students which is one course replacing the 8-week Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) that concluded, April 2009. Students in the FMC complete a course project, continued from the PCC, which involves answering a clinical question generated during patient care in their family medicine clinic. In addition to summarizing the research available to answer this clinical question, students also translate this medical language into a document suitable to inform an average patient on this topic – a Patient Education Tool (PET) handout. The information provided does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Minnesota Medical School physicians and faculty. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are in no way intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of your personal health care provider. You use the information provided in these handouts at your own risk.

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Strep Throat: Is my child sick?

Johnson, Elise (2011-09-09)
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Hansen, Elizabeth (2010-12-03)
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McAdams, Sean (2010-11-02)
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Gol, Mohammad Abraham Kazemizadeh (2010-11-02)
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