Family Medicine (FAP)

UFHC Access to Care

Building A, Room A1034
7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Wednesdays, 2nd and 3rd Fridays of the Month Opens at 8:30 a.m.

Nurse Advice Line: 1 (800) 874-2273; Option 1.

UFHC Fax Number: (301) 295-1294

Appointment Scheduling: (301) 295-3630

After-hours medical advice: On call physician line: (301) 312-7241

Well-Baby and Child Developmental Screening

FAM Contact Info

Uniformed Services University
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: COL Dana R. Nguyen, (301) 295-9466
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

Uniformed Services University

Selective Goals and Objectives

FPO 3101: Complementary Medicine - Acupuncture                                              
To provide the learner with an exposure of the utility of acupuncture in the management of common conditions.
By the end of this rotation, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the role of acupuncture in the management of common pain syndrome
  • Demonstrate appropriate acupuncture technique
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be certified in battlefield Acupuncture
FPO 3102: Family Medicine Operational Medicine
To provide the trainee with a well-rounded experience encompassing the administrative and medical knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in the operational environment.
By the end of this rotation, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the role(s) of the medical officer in command structure
  • Describe the education, appropriate scope of practice of each health care team member (med techs, corpsmen, and independent duty corpsmen, PAs, NPs, and GMOs etc.)
  • Understand preventive medicine requirements – immunizations, PHA, screening physical examinations
  • Describe duty limitations and appropriate documentation – SIQ, limited/light duty, requirements of PEB
  • Appropriately evaluate common medical problems presenting to active duty sick call
  • Identify the minor surgery / procedures appropriate for management in the unit’s medical facility in garrison or deployed
  • Describe indication for referral
FPO 3103: Primary Care Sports Medicine                                                                      
To provide the trainee with a well rounded experience in the evaluation and management of common non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions.
By the end of this rotation, the learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain a thorough history of patients with musculoskeletal complaints
  • Demonstrate a thorough examination of low back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Describe the knowledge of the appropriate timing and imaging studies
  • Describe the role of PT/OT in managing patients with MSK conditions
  • Describe the role of ultrasound in the management of MSK conditions
  • Describe the appropriate content of a procedure note
  • Describe the indications for Referral
  • Describe the indications and appropriate administrative steps for 
      • Light duty
      • Limited duty
      • Referral for PEB determination