Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin (July 2020 Ed) 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin (July 2020 Ed)
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FME 45070 - Pharmacotherapy Clinic

Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation.The Pharmacotherapy Clinic rotation offers M4 students an interdisciplinary opportunity to deepen their knowledge of pharmacotherapy for chronic conditions at the Saint Louise Family Medicine Center in Murfreesboro, TN. This learning experience is precepted by a clinical pharmacist with prescribing privileges for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, anticoagulation, and hepatitis C. The pharmacist practices within the clinic, providing direct patient care to approximately 50 patients per week. Clinical skills developed as part of this rotation will include a ssessment of chronic conditions, selection between and within drug classes, initiation and titration of various pharmaceutical agents, medication monitoring, and motivational interviewing. Additionally, as the clinic serves an underprivileged population, the student will gain experience in overcoming barriers to medication access and poor health literacy. Finally, students will benefit from in-depth topic discussions, as well as the opportunity to join in the UT Family Medicine Residency Program didactics. 

Repeatability (The maximum credit hours a student may have for this course.): 6

Grade Mode: Standard

Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Nashville
Hospital: St. Thomas Medical Partners and St. Louise Family Medicine Center - Murfreesboro, TN
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of FME-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Jonathan Hughes -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jonathan Hughes -
Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: 5, 6, 9, 10, 3 and 4
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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