Medical Student Electives Rotations
Thank you for your interest in our student clerkship program. We are a full-service, family medicine teaching center offering prenatal to geriatric family care.
We have many medical providers on our staff including attending faculty, resident physicians, a nurse practitioner, behavioral scientist, clinical pharmacists, a nurse case manager and medical students.
Our clinical faculty include specialists in sports medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, and women's health. Our goal is to provide a friendly environment in which to teach family physicians quality patient care.
Your Elective Experience
At our Center, we offer 4-week fourth year and 6-week third year elective rotations for interested medical students. During your rotation, you will spend the majority of the time caring for patients in the outpatient setting. Patient care activities will routinely include nursing home visits, home visits, and behavioral science sessions. Medical students will have access to our computer-based resources and full EMR. In addition, many enrichment activities are available for interested students. Students are encouraged to participate in the weekly didactic sessions with our residents and other students.
Our Medical Home
Come learn in our Patient-Centered Medical Home. Medical students work with a multi-disciplinary team including a Behavioral Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacists, Nurse Case Manager, Medical Assistants and several Specialist Physicians. Activities will include group visits, home visits and innovative care models.
Medical students will also spend time at our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which is located in an urban setting. This office incorporates many challenging aspects of Family Medicine in today's urban environment by serving an extremely diverse international and medically underserved population. It is not unusual to see patients from Asia, Europe, South and Central America and Africa in a single office session. Find additional information.
Sports medicine enrichment includes pre-participation physicals at our local schools; attending various sporting events and assisting a team physician; one-on-one time with sports medicine specialists at the Healthplex® Sports Club; and working with physical therapists in developing rehabilitation programs for patients. We also offer a once a month sports medicine clinic day for our CFH patient’s at our office.
This activity includes in-office geriatric assessment; home visits with the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and nursing home care with a Geriatrician.
Family-centered OB/prenatal visits and high-risk OB rounds are included in the obstetrics enrichment activities. Women's health issues such as birth control, routine PAP smears, mammograms and other health maintenance items--including cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, mental health and osteoporosis prevention--are addressed in the office.
We have recently formed collaboration with the local OBGYN’s to form a Family Medicine Maternity Clinic to our pregnant patients. The clinic takes place at our Upper Darby office on Wednesday mornings. Here, residents work hand in hand with our Family Medicine/OB faculty as well at the OBGYN faculty.
Students see patients with the Clinical Psychologist to discuss issues such as depression and anxiety, adjustment to medical illness and dealing with stressful family dynamics. We also have psychology students rotating in our Springfield office who are able to provide low cost/free patient counseling services.
You will have exposure to various procedures routinely done in the out-patient setting including cryosurgery, joint injection and aspiration, skin lesion removal, endometrial biopsy, IUD placement and casting and splinting. We have a state-of-the-art video microscope, nasopharyngoscope and colposcope. In your second year, we have an entire month dedicated to learning office based procedures.
We greatly look forward to participating in your medical education and exposing you to the dynamic specialty of Family Medicine. If you are interested in setting up an elective with us, please contact the Residency Coordinator at (610) 690-4471 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.