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 assessment methods.
With primary care physicians as preceptors, and a primary care health center as a home base, each student becomes a key member of an interdisciplinary team providing comprehensive care to patients. In addition students are assigned to clinical faculty preceptors in surgery, OB/GYN, neurology, pediatrics, and psychology. Through these experiences, students progressively develop a panel of patients to satisfy all required clinical encounters for the clerkship level. Scheduled weeks at Glens Falls Hospital and Champlain Valley Physician Hospital give students the necessary inpatient experiences.
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.