The Lead.Serve.Inspire (LSI) curriculum has been developed to prepare tomorrow’s physicians to deliver the highest quality care to a diverse population of patients.
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The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine has the following major responsibilities in delivering the LSI MD curriculum:
Part one: Med 1 and Med 2
Seven family medicine faculty teach in the Longitudinal Groups' curriculum to first-year and second-year students. In addition, LSI students participate in Longitudinal Practice (LP) sessions one half-day every other week across Part 1 of LSI. Family medicine faculty and practices are highly involved in teaching this preceptorship and important to its success.
Part two: Med 3
Nearly 200 third year medical students complete the required four-week adult ambulatory rotation as part of the Understanding Patients within Populations (UPWP) ring in the Lead.Serve.Inspire (LSI) curriculum. The UPWP ring is a 16-week experience involving the Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics with other departments offering two-week selective clinical experiences within the ring.
The first week of the ring consists is called Groundschool, where various workshops, large group didactics and small group experiences are offered. The students have 14 weeks of clinical experiences within family medicine, pediatrics and various electives. While on the clinical rotations, small groups led by family medicine and pediatric facilitators meet each Tuesday afternoon.
The final week consists of assessments including specialty shelf examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) and finally, a practical examination. Nine family medicine faculty serve as small group facilitation leaders and participate in Groundschool presentations. The Department of Family Medicine offers a wide diversity of practices for the four-week ambulatory experiences including residency practices, along with rural, urban, suburban and inner city sites involving approximately 75 volunteer preceptors.
Part three: Med 4
Sixty-two students take advantage of our fourth-year family medicine offerings, which include a variety of sub-internships and electives. Students have the opportunity to experience practices in rural, urban and suburban Columbus and across the country. Electives are offered in sports medicine, advanced experiences in family medicine and research.
The department is also a part of the DOC-3 Chronic Care curriculum, offering an elective in healthcare for the homeless, which consistently has students rotating in a unique, urban setting. Family medicine faculty are keenly involved in the development of LSI part three, the final year of medical school. This fourth year of medical school is a key transition year from medical school to their chosen field of study in residency.