MED 8710 Rural Family Medicine Class of 2026

MED 8710: Core Experiences
Rural Family Medicine Core Rotation
Academic Year 2024-2025
Class of 2026

Assessment Plan

All aspects of this assessment plan to be completed at a satisfactory level as determined by the discipline.

EPAs that are assigned in this rotation:

EPA 1: Obtain a history and perform a physical examination adapted to the patient’s clinical situation.

EPA 2: Formulate and justify a prioritized differential diagnosis.

EPA 3: Formulate an initial plan of investigation based on the diagnostic hypotheses.

EPA 4: Interpret and communicate results of common diagnostic and screening tests.

EPA 5: Formulate, communicate and implement management plans.

EPA 6: Present oral and written reports that document a clinical encounter.

EPA 8: Recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care, provide initial management and seek help.

EPA 9: Communicate in difficult situations.

EPA 10: Contribute to a culture of safety and improvement.

EPA 11: Perform general procedures of a physician.

EPA 12: Educate patients on disease management, health promotion and preventative medicine.

EPA 13: Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team.

EPA 14: Incorporate the relevant social determinants of health (SDoH) and cultural safety in relation to patient’s illness and management planning.

Formative assessment
Required clinical experiences (T-Res) - Learning objectives, including Mandatory Procedures to be completed while on Core Family.
Learn-FM Cases
Mid-term assessment (formative ITAR)
Weekly clinic cards (T-Res): 1 per week
Rourke Baby Record – 18 Month E-module
RFM Exam

Summative assessment
Final ITAR                                                             
Academic Half Day participation and presentation           

All T-Res patient experiences and all weekly clinic cards must be completed. Academic Half Day Seminars will be assessed on the quality of the case presentation (comprehensiveness, quality of visual material, knowledge of content, presentation skills and engagement of participants), and on weekly participation.

Clinic card requirements by rotation

Please note that these are the minimum required and it benefits the learner to request/record feedback at multiple opportunities to best reflect their performance.

All aspects of this assessment plan will be collated and presented at the Phase 4 Comprehensive Reviews at 6, 9, and 12 months.

Original work, completed wholly by the learner, is expected to be submitted in this course. The use of an artificial intelligence tool like chatGPT is not permitted.

Definition of rural site

For the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a rural site is defined as having a population of less than 50,000 people and not within a one hour commute of a population centre exceeding 100,000. For the province of New Brunswick, rural includes any location outside the main centers of New Brunswick (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton).

Version date: February 28, 2024
Reviewed by SAS: April 24, 2024
Approved by UGMS: May 15, 2024