The Department of Family Medicine offers in conjunction with several Graduate Programs in Health Care Administration, a non stipend Internship. For further information, please e-mail Jill Stokes .
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The instructional activities designed for the preceptorship are meant to help students better understand family practice and, perhaps, consider a career as a family physician. Students are expected to:
Other Predoctoral Training
Other predoctoral training in Family Medicine at SUNY, Stony Brook consists of the following:
Introduction to Clinical Medicine: This course is the major clinical training experience in the first two years of medical school at Stony Brook. Dr. Arnold Jaffe directs this course. The course focuses on communication skills, medical interviewing, the history and physical, and physical diagnosis. Much of what is taught is within the domain of Family Medicine. Preceptors are either Family Physicians or General Internists. The course is taught in 26, 5-hour sessions. Each session includes small group discussions and demonstrations for 2.5 hours, 2 hours at the bedside with a preceptor and 0.5 hours debriefing with the preceptor. Each preceptor teaches 2 students. Currently, there are seven Introduction to Clinical Medicine sites: SUNY Stony Brook, Veteran's Administration Hospital in Northport, Winthrop University Hospital, Nassau County Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital.
Introduction to Human Behavior: In the first year, the Department also sponsors the Introduction to Human Behavior course. This course, utilizing innovative teaching methods teaches the psychosocial dimensions of primary care. At the end of this course students will demonstrate that they have attained the following learning objectives: Biopsychosocial models, infants, children and adult development, stress, coping, adaptation, learning theory, health promotion and behavior change, culture and illness. Medicine and Contemporary Society In both the first and second year of medical school, our Department participates in the delivery of a 120-hour course entitled Medicine and Contemporary Society. This course focuses on ethical, legal and social issues in medicine and is taught via small group discussion. Our Department faculty are actively involved in the preparation and delivery of this course.
Fourth Year Curriculum: In the fourth year Stony Brook undergraduates are required to take "selectives". The Department offers a sub-internship in Family Medicine of four or eight weeks duration. The Sub-Internship offers an opportunity for students to act in the capacity of a first-year Family Medicine resident. In the fourth year the school of medicine requires a one month primary care experience. One third of the class completes this training in Family Medicine. A fourth year elective in ambulatory medicine is available to one student a month In the family Practice Center.