Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

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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 accepted into the LIC 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 will be 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 the local hospital, i.e. Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physician Hospital, or Glens Falls Hospital, give students the necessary inpatient experiences.

The primary care practices are affiliated with one of the following locations:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center, member of the University of Vermont Health Network, based in Berlin, Vermont.
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a University of Vermont Health Network affiliate site headquartered in Queensbury, New York. 

Interested students need to complete an application, be in good academic standing, have an interest in rural medicine, enjoy autonomy, 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.

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About Hudson Headwaters


Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a not-for-profit system of 17 community health centers providing care to residents and visitors of the 3,700 square miles of the Adirondack/Lake George/Glens Falls area in upstate New York. The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship sites are located in Fort Edward, Moreau, Warrensburg and Queensbury, NY. 

As well as being the sole provider of care in many communities, Hudson Headwaters also provides care in seven sub-acute and acute rehabilitation centers as well as Champlain Valley Physician Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital. The primary care health centers are designated as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Operations are funded from patient service revenue and grant sources, most significantly a Federal Section 330 Rural Health Initiative award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Hudson Headwaters provides care for everyone in the communities it serves regardless of financial or social circumstances.

About Central Vermont Medical Center

UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) is a hub for regional health care delivery. The 122 licensed bed hospital serves a population of 66,000, and employs nearly 1,400 people. More than 25,000 patients are seen annually in CVMC's Emergency Department and more than 164,000 outpatient visits, including over 3,000 outpatient surgeries are provided. The Medical Center has a medical staff of nearly 135 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants representing a wide range of primary and specialty services. 



West Mountain Health Services
Queensbury, NY


Warrensburg Health Center
Warrensburg, NY

Central Vermont Medical Center

Central Vermont Medical Center
Berlin, VT

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