A very warm welcome to Family Medicine clerkship rotation that would take place during year five for 7 weeks. The program will be carried out in specific primary health care centers (PHC) around the Emirates. The coordinators from these PHC, in collaboration with the College of Medicine, have worked to develop this program that will enable you to enrich and promote your knowledge and understanding of family medicine acumen. The main aim after successfully completing the program is to have a passion for learning various aspects of modern medicine, a passion for life-long learning, and the confidence to acquiring the clinical knowledge and skills that you will use for the rest of your life.
The clinical program is supported overwhelmingly by the PHC staff that are committed to passing on their knowledge. During the clerkship program you will meet a large number of PHC staff that will endeavor to encapsulate the critical knowledge in the specialty for your benefit. Students should make the most of the opportunities and generosity of the learning chances they encounter. The final goal of the program is to encourage the students to take an active role as members of the health care team, to learn to be responsible for patient management, to learn to work effectively with other members of the health care team and to develop skills as professionals.
The Department Family & Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences wishes you good luck and hope to make your clerkship program a fabulous one in both professional and personal development that inevitably arises from the privilege of being part of the team delivering health care to the people we seek to serve.
All the best!