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    The Family Medicine Rotation for medical students typically consists of both inpatient and outpatient experiences, and can be tailored to individual needs. Both the UPMC McKeesport Hospital and Latterman Family Health Center utilize Electric Health Records and have WiFi available throughout.

    Family Medicine Inpatient: Medical students are immersed in the family medicine inpatient teaching service. The team consists of a family medicine attending and senior and junior residents. Each morning there is morning report, teaching rounds and follow-up on assigned patients. Daily conferences are held at the hospital, which include grand rounds, journal club, CPC’s and tumor board. The student is encouraged to attend these conferences.

    Family Medicine Outpatient: The Latterman Family Health Center (LFHC) is the Outpatient Center where residents see their continuity patients. The medical student works with residents and attendings, sees patients, and is precepted by the family medicine attendings. The Family Health Center provides a wide spectrum of services for the community including: Adult care, Women’s Health, Obstetrics, family planning, Sports Medicine, as well as Pediatrics. Students receive a well-rounded out-patient experience at the LFHC Center.

    Didactics: Wednesday afternoons at the LFHC Center are core lectures and workshops on various topics specific to primary care. OMM is monthly.

    Community Opportunities: The residency program has always maintained a strong commitment to improving the overall healthcare needs of the community. There are opportunities for students to participate in community medicine programs and visit community agencies and healthcare clinics; i.e., The 9th Street Clinic, Womansplace. Also as part of the rotation, arrangements can be made for the student to make a home visit with the family medicine attending who specializes in geriatrics.

    Sports Medicine Opportunities: In addition to the sports medicine opportunities in the Outpatient Setting, there are sports medicine events throughout the year. Events that medical students can partipate under the supervision of a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician include:
    - Local High School Physicals and Sports Physicals
    - University Sports Sideline Coverage and Physicals - Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus
    - Professional Sports Sideline Coverage - NWA East/PWX Wrestling
    - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - Pittsburgh
    - The Pittsburgh Marathon
     
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