Interprofessional Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions

Interprofessional Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions is a required clerkship for all fourth-year students. During this interprofessional clerkship, students are expected to acquire the technical skills to provide care for patients with chronic conditions and identify/differentiate acute illness from “acute¬≠-on-¬≠chronic” exacerbation in patients with chronic morbidity. Students act as an interprofessional health care team member for patients, reviewing the care plan with the patient, and identifying appropriate resources in their follow up care plan. Students elect to spend their clinical experience in one of seven domains: Palliative care medicine, family medicine/care coordination, metabolic and bariatric surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric medicine/care coordination, hematology/oncology, and within the CUHC Urban Health Institute.