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Senior Ambulatory Family Medicine

Course Documents & Assignments

Course Documents

Instructions: Click below on the title to view the document.

At the conclusion of the rotation you should return the following documents:

  • Preceptor Evaluation (Ask your preceptor to complete the evaluation and return via fax to 615-327-6131.)
  • Patient Log Book (Submit the electronic log book via email to
  • Student Course Evaluation, (Complete the electronic evaluation using the link provided above.)
  • Reflection Paper (Submit the reflection paper as an attachment via email to

Course Assignments


Community Service Project Selection

Purpose: The purpose of the Community Service Project is to provide students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of community identified needs and concerns and gain an understanding of the context in which those needs and concerns exist.

Instructions: Identify a project in consultation with your preceptor. The project should be beneficial to your target audience and identified as a need. Complete the Community Service Selection form and return via email to

Assignment Files:

Community Service Project Guidelines

Community Service Project Selection Form


National Health Observance Calendar (National Health Information Center)

Patient Education Information (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Tar Wars, A Tobacco-free Education Program (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Healthy People 2020

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (American Medical Association)


Cultural Competence & Personal Bias

Purpose: Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. 'Culture' refers to integrated patterns of human behavior that include the language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups. 'Competence' implies having the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities. (Adapted from Cross, 1989).

Instructions: Complete the cultural competency assessments and review the answers/feedback provided. Please be sure to keep a copy of your responses as you will address the results in your reflection paper.

Assignment Files:

Quality & Culture Quiz


Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS Standards)

Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: A Self-assessment Checklist


Understanding the Determinants of Health

Purpose: The determinants of health as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services are factors that contribute to a person's current state of health. These factors may be biological, socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, or social in nature. Scientists generally recognize five determinants of health of a population:

  • Biology and genetics. Examples: sex and age
  • Individual behavior. Examples: alcohol use, injection drug use (needles), unprotected sex, and smoking
  • Social environment. Examples: discrimination, income, and gender
  • Physical environment. Examples: where a person lives and crowding conditions
  • Health services. Examples: Access to quality health care and having or not having health insurance

Instructions: Review the links under resources/tools below regarding the determinants of health. Consider how the determinants of health have an effect on the patient population at your clinic site and with the audience of your community service project.

Assignment Files:

Reflection Paper Guidelines

Resources/Tools :

Healthy People 2020

Health Disparities/Inequities Report (Center for Disease Control & Prevention)

Health Disparities Income & Education Fact Sheet (Center for Disease Control & Prevention)

Tennessee Statewide AHEC Program

The Tennessee Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program is supported by grant number U77HP03040 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the investigators and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HRSA.

© 2010 Meharry Medical College Tennessee AHEC Program.