Broken Bow, NE Family medicine clerkship
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Broken Bow, NE

Family medicine clerkship

Sept-oct 2015

Laura hoden


Broken Bow, NE

Location: Central Nebraska in Custer


80 miles NW of Grand Island65 miles NNW of Kearney75 miles NE of North PlattePopulation: 3,55993% Caucasian, 3% Hispanic53% female, 47% maleEconomy: agriculture, cattle


Healthcare Facilities in Broken Bow

Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center (JMMMMC)

25 bed critical access hospital

Brand-new renovation of ER30+ Specialty clinics on a weekly/biweekly/monthly basisCentral Nebraska Medical ClinicBroken Bow ClinicPhysical Therapy (X2), Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Chiropractic (X3), and Dental practices in town


Central Nebraska Medical Clinic


physicians &

1 PAIn clinic services: laboratory, Xray, IV infusion, minor procedures (skin excisions, vasectomies), diabetic education classes

Dr. Dave Minnick Dr. Julie Lindstrom Dr. Bob Kahnk


Family Medicine Experience

Clinic (CNMC)

Work with all 3 physicians over the course of 8 weeks

See patients on your own, present H&P to physician, discuss assessment & plan, interpret EKGs and XraysWide variety of patients – newborns to age 100+, lots of OB patients, acute and chronic office visitsIn office proceduresJoint injections/aspirations, vaccinations, cryotherapy, skin excisions/biopsies, suturing lacerations, casting, assisting with vasectomiesHospital (JMMMMC)

Morning roundsER call (~1 night/week; 2 weekends total)See patients first, do H&P, develop differential diagnoses, determine labs/imaging to orderScrub in on C-sections

Observe colonoscopies


Additional Benefits for Students

Free lunch & dinner @ hospital cafeteria

Free pass to 24/7 wellness center

Free housing at Melham House – recently remodeled, free laundry, full kitchen, wifi, cable TV (also used by Pharmacy, PA, PT, & nursing students)