Family Medicine in Medical School

Our Vision:  Train a diverse student body to value the importance of Family Medicine in our nation’s healthcare system, appreciate each patient as a person, become adept at providing safe and effective care, and become world-class physician leaders.

Our Mission:  Teach and model the principles and values of Family Medicine through excellent educational experiences.

MS1 & MS2:  Longitudinal Preceptorship Program

Our faculty participate in a variety of the educational programs.  In addition to the Synthesis Curriculum, students have to opportunity to be involved in Clinical Skills, Longitudinal Preceptorship, Veritas, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Student Run Free Clinics, Frontera De Salud, Global Health Trips and more.

MS3:  Family Medicine Clerkship

During this 6 week core clerkship, 3rd year medical students will work with family medicine preceptors in the clinical setting. Weekly didactics sessions will also provide additional information that may not have been covered during clinic.  At the end of the rotation, students will take the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) for Family Medicine.

MS4:  Electives

As a fourth year medical student, our courses will provide  you with opportunities for additional and in-depth exposure to the variety of settings that can be found within the family medicine specialty.

2021 STFM Student Scholarships Winners Announced!

Each year nominations are accepted for students to receive scholarships from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).  These scholarships are highly competitive and awarded to those across the country who are interested in academic family medicine.

We are excited to announce that two of our medical students, Samantha Driscoll and Garrett Kneese, have been awarded 2021 STFM Foundation Scholarships.  Both students are invited to attend the annual STFM Conference on Medical Student Education and have the opportunity to share their work.  This year’s virtual conference will be held February 1-3, 2021.

Learn More About STFM Scholarships

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