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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPA 614 - Ambulatory Care Preceptorship

4.00 credits.
Students will complete a 4-week community based clinical preceptorship designed to enhance student competence in the delivery of healthcare in an ambulatory care or outpatient setting. Students will utilize this rotation to enhance exposure in any of the four areas of primary care that lack sufficient breadth/depth of clinical exposure. Possible settings for preceptorship completion include family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, internal medicine, urgent care, orthopedics, behavioral medicine, specialty care, and emergency medicine. Students will be placed in settings that focus on the management of acute and chronic disease across the lifespan in outpatient settings. Students will participate in history-taking, physical examination, assessment, formulating a problem list, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, developing a treatment plan, and completing medical documentation appropriately. Students in this rotation will develop an increased understanding of environmental, social, and economic factors that impact patient care. Students will gain further experience functioning as a part of a healthcare team through preceptor presentation and expanding on effective communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers. *Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all didactic coursework.