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.