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FAMILY MEDICINE

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FAMED 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 35) Phillips
Research activities arranged with University or community-based physicians in diversified areas relating to family medicine. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 501 P-Introduction to Family Medicine: Preceptorship (2, max. 12) Kost
Students spend one morning per week for one or more quarters working with a practicing community family physician. Prerequisite: first- and second-year medical students, permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 502 P-Preclinical Continuity Preceptorship in Family Medicine (1-8, max. 12) Kost
Introduces medical students to continuity of care in family medical settings, specially regarding what it means to be someone's doctor and what it is like to work with an individual to help them achieve optimal health. Prerequisite: first- and second-year medical students; permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 505 P-Rural/Urban Preceptorship (*, max. 12)
Opportunity to work in a variety of underserved medical settings in rural and urban areas of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 525 African American Health and Health Care Disparity (1)
Examines the most pressing health issues facing African Americans. Provides a forum to examine the root causes of health disparity in African descendants. Explores strategies to remedy problems in public health and healthcare delivery systems. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Mary L Walls

FAMED 530 Primary Care (1) Phillips
Introduces primary care, the foundation of medical care and cornerstone of healthcare reform. Addresses history, clinical content, practitioner workforce, delivery models, research methods, and policy issues. Explores the role of primary care in personal and population health. Includes lectures, discussions, student presentations, and practice observation. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator.
Instructor Course Description: William R Phillips

FAMED 540 Topics in Health and Human Services in Rural Communities (1)
Explores topics important to rural clinical practice. Includes rural health research, rural health policy, cultural competency, models of rural health practice, and others. Includes panel discussions, a case study, and a required field trip to a rural community. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Offered: W.

FAMED 546 Respectful Death: Exploring Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Care (3) Farber, McCormick
Explores end-of-life care and develops the skills necessary to provide respectful care in a collaborative, team setting to patients and families living with serious life-limiting illness during the last 6-12 months of life. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with B H 517.

FAMED 547 Spirituality in Healthcare (2) Carrigan, Farber, McCormick
Examination of the beliefs, values, meaning, and spirituality of health professionals for the well-being of their patients as well as for themselves. Offered: jointly with B H 518/SOC W 587.

FAMED 556 Spanish for Health Professionals (1)
Instruction in interviewing Spanish-speaking patient. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only.

FAMED 560 P-Indian Health Problem-Based Learning Cases (1)
Presents common Indian health problems via problem-based learning cases. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only.

FAMED 561 LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities (1)
Covers the history and health status of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQ) community in the United States; effective strategies and skills for working with the LGBTQ community; designed to help the learner understand and respond better to healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator.

FAMED 630 P-WRITE Family Medicine Clinical Clerkship (*, max. 24)
Basic clinical clerkship for students enrolled in the WRITE Program. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator.

FAMED 632 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Bozeman (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 633 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Leavenworth (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 634 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Sitka (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 635 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Cheyenne (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 636 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Wenatchee (12)
Stresses ambulatory primary care with emphasis on comprehensive, integrated care to patients of both genders and all ages. Student functions as clerk in community or residency site, and participates in care of assigned patients in a variety of settings: office, hospital, home, community resources. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 637 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Spokane GHC (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 638 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Othello (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 640 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Boise (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 641 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Spokane (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 642 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Madigan (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 643 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Tacoma (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 644 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - University of Washington Medical Center (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 645 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Group Health (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 646 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Swedish First Hill (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 647 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Swedish Cherry Hill (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 648 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Renton Valley (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 649 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Olympia (12)
For description and prerequisites, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 650 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Anacortes (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 651 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Omak (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 652 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Spokane Valley (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 653 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Anchorage (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 655 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Havre (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 656 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Whitefish (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 657 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Pocatello (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 658 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Sea Mar Clinic (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 659 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Country Doctor (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 660 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Yakima (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 661 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Bremerton (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 662 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Buffalo (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 663 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Petersburg (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 664 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Billings (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 665 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Missoula (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 666 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Torrington (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 668 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Nome (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 670 P-Advanced Underserved Clerkship (*, max. 24)
Students gain experience, knowledge, and skills needed to care for rural, specific ethnic or underserved populations. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students, permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 672 P-Advanced Preceptorship International (*, max. 24)
For medical students desiring primary care experience abroad. Special project deals with influences of social, cultural, educational, and economic forces on health care delivery. Prerequisite: late third- or fourth-year medical students, permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 674 P-Advanced Interviewing in Primary Care (8)
Emphasizes developing competency in patient-centered interviewing, interview organization, and time management. Introduces primary care counseling skills and methods of health behavior change. Prerequisite: permission of course faculty.

FAMED 676 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Libby (12)
For description and prerequisites, see FAMED 636 Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 677 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Grand Coulee (12)
For description and prerequisites, see FAMED 636 Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 678 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Port Angeles (12)
For description and prerequisites, see FAMED 636 Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 679 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Ferndale (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636.

FAMED 680 P-Traditional Indian Medicine Clerkship in Primary Care Setting (*, max. 16)
Broadens students' knowledge about the traditional Indian perception of health and illness, and expands their experience and skills with Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM) by interacting with a TIM practitioner, Native physician, patients and their families, and the local Native community. Prerequisite: either UCONJ 530, Indian Health Pathway declaration, or permission of course coordinator . Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 681 P-Indian Healthcare Clerkship (*, max. 16)
Examines the health disparities, health systems, and cultural/community strengths associated with American Indian/Alaska Native or other indigenous peoples. Prerequisite: either UCONJ 530, Indian Health Pathway declaration, or permission of course coordinator . Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 682 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Ellensburg (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636.

FAMED 683 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Lewiston (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636.

FAMED 684 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Butte, MT (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636.

FAMED 685 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Valley - Juneau, AK (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636.

FAMED 686 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine - Port Townsend (12)
Stresses ambulatory primary care with emphasis on comprehensive, integrated care to patients of both genders and all ages. Student functions as clerk in community or residency site, and participates in care of assigned patients in a variety of settings: office, hospital, home, community resources. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students.

FAMED 688 P-Family Medicine Subinternship (*, max. 24)
Students serve as interns for family medicine services associated with residency programs under the supervision of family medicine residents and attending physicians. Schedules mix inpatient and ambulatory experiences as determined by the site and the fourth-year student may have the same call as R-1 on service. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 697 P-Family Medicine Special Electives (*, max. 24)
Supplemental experience in rural/urban practice or a family medicine department in a setting not already established through the family medicine curriculum. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year medical students, permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 698 P-Clinical Clerkship in Family Medicine, Away (12)
For description and prerequisite, see FAMED 636. Offered: AWSpS.

FAMED 699 P-WWAMI Family Medicine Special Electives (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships may be available at institutions other than the University of Washington located within the WWAMI region. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator. Offered: AWSpS.