About the Program
The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) is a 12-month clerkship that begins at the same time as the traditional clerkships. The major difference is that students at the regional affiliate site will meet the objectives of each clerkship in a longitudinal manner rather than in the traditional block schedule. The curriculum will have the same core educational objectives, course requirements and similar instructional and evaluation methods.
LIC students are embedded in primary care clinics and participate in providing comprehensive care to their patients, including wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
Students will have continuing learning relationships with inter-professional teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and mental health workers in the emergency room, the hospital, subacute rehabilitation centers, hospice, and home care.
Through these experiences, students will demonstrate developmental competencies essential for a primary care curriculum across multiple disciplines simultaneously.
The primary care practices are part of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a UVM Health Network affiliate site headquartered in Queensbury, New York. Students selected for this curriculum will be in good academic standing, have an interest in rural medicine, enjoy autonomy, will have the maturity to work independently, display resiliency, have an interest in the participating in the community, and an interest collaborating with faculty to improve the student experience.