Information for Medical Students:

First Year Students:

You will work with a team consisting of second, third, and fourth year medical students to manage patient care. As a team, you will elicit the medical history, perform the physical exam, present to the attending physician, and engage in a discussion to formulate a plan of care. Your participation will correspond with the skills you were taught in Patient Centered Medicine as well as your willingness to learn from an upperclassman during the patient encounter. In addition to interviewing, physical exam, and presenting techniques, other skills first year medical students typically learn from upperclassmen during clinic include drawing blood, collecting specimens, interpreting lab results, giving injections, taking and reading EKG’s, and writing patient notes.

Your encounter with a patient at SFHCC is longer than the typical doctor’s visit, allowing you to address a patient’s personal concerns and barriers to care. You will learn first-hand of the difficulties patients in Newark encounter with access to healthcare and the social determinants of health. In doing so, you will begin to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to take on your future leadership role as a practicing physician very early in your career. SFHCC is an opportunity during medical school to apply what you have learned in Foundations and Systems to patients encountered in Clinic. Discussing patient cases with upperclassmen and the attending physician will help you integrate topics learned in lecture to develop a differential diagnosis and treatment plan.

Requirements:

MS1s (Class of 2023)

By September of fourth year, the following cumulative requirements must be completed:

- Complete a minimum of 30 clinic visits TOTAL by September of 4th year. This can include participation in health fairs and other community events where clinic credit is given.

- Complete a minimum of 12 patient encounters

- Minimum of 16 clinic visits by the end of 2nd year

- Minimum of 6 assigned/pre-scheduled clinic visits during 3rd year

- Minimum of 4 clinic visits to be completed during 4th year by September. The remaining 4 visits may be completed anytime between first year and the September of 4th year.

- Complete 1 student education PowerPoint presentation

- Complete 1st and 2nd Year checklist by end of 2nd year

MS2s (Class of 2022) & MS3s (Class of 2021)

By September of fourth year, the following must be completed. (Please keep in mind that the below are cumulative requirements including all of your involvement since first year). 

- Complete a minimum of 12 patient encounters

- Minimum of 6 clinic visits each year during 1st and 2nd year

- Minimum of 6 assigned/pre-scheduled clinic visits during 3rd year 

- Minimum of 5 clinic visits during 4th year

-Complete a minimum of 30 clinic visits TOTAL (This can include participation in health fairs and other community events where clinic credit was (and will continued to be) given.

-Complete 1 student education PowerPoint presentation

-Complete first and second year checklists

MS4s (Class of 2020)

By September of fourth year, the following must be completed. (Please keep in mind that the below are cumulative requirements including all of your involvement since first year). 

-Complete a minimum of 12 patient encounters

-Complete a minimum of 30 clinic visits (with at least 6 assigned/pre-scheduled clinic visits during 3rd year, and a minimum of 5 visits during 4th year). This can include participation in health fairs and other community events where clinic credit was (and will continued to be) given.

-Complete 1 student education PowerPoint presentation

-Complete first and second year checklists

What we expect from you at Clinic:

1) Professionalism: The principles that were presented during your orientation will apply for the remainder of your career. Please be courteous to attending physicians, staff, and fellow students.  Please be conscientious about the quality of care you are providing to your SFHCC patients as you are their physician.
1) Dress appropriately since there will be patient contact (business casual, guys must wear ties, and ladies no open toed shoes and skirts need to be below the knees).  No sneakers and no jeans!
2) Bring your white coat and any medical equipment that you have (stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, pen light, reflex hammer, tuning fork, etc.).
3) Meet at the 2nd year lecture hall (B-552) before 5:30pm - please be prompt!  Sign in on the computer with your NetID once you arrive.  If you sign in after 5:30 pm on 3 different occasions, one of your clinic visits will be subtracted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the 1st or 2nd Year Clinic Representatives.