We look forward to having you on the Family Medicine clerkship this coming year! This page is intended to help you find out a little more information about the clerkship. Our goal is to give you as much flexibility as possible in choosing WHEN and WHERE you do the clerkship. The Family Medicine clerkship is taught in seven AHEC campuses: Area L (Rocky Mount), Mountain (Asheville), Chapel Hill, Cabarrus (Concord), Charlotte, Greensboro, and SEAHEC (Wilmington). Each campus has a Clerkship Campus Director who is a family medicine physician responsible for clerkship education and administration, and a Clerkship Coordinator who handles preceptor assignment scheduling and local housing. As you can see from the chart below not every campus teaches the clerkship in every block. Also please feel free to write the statewide clerkship director, Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
If you have a strong preference where you want to go for your Family Medicine clerkship, fill out the preference form that will be provided to you on One45. Provide as much detail as possible on why you would like to be assigned to a given campus. If you do not fill out a form, you will be assigned arbitrarily to one of our great sites.
We will make every effort to give you your first or second choice, but we cannot guarantee that this will happen for everyone. For example, most students will do their rotation away from Chapel Hill. But we feel strongly that you will have a great experience in all of our sites so getting your top choice is hopefully less important.
About transportation and housing: A car is needed for most clerkship assignments, even for students assigned to Chapel Hill. AHEC housing is available for most students. Once you know your AHEC assignment, contact the clerkship coordinator at that campus ASAP about your housing needs.
To learn more about the clerkship: Go to the Overview Tab to get a sense of what and how you will learn on our clerkship. If you want more information on how you will be taught, go to the Educational Activities Tab and if you want to know more about how you will be evaluated go to the Requirement/Grading Tab.
Finally a word on switching: Your AHEC campus assignment will be posted on One45 in late February/early March, 2014. If circumstances dictate that you need to switch campuses after your assignment has been made, you will need to follow these steps:
- Locate a student doing the FM clerkship in the same rotation block who is willing to switch. The statewide clerkship coordinator, Carolyn Joines (email@example.com) may be able to identify students willing to switch if they have given permission for site assignment to be shared. Otherwise the non curricular forum can be used to find someone who is willing to switch
- Both students must indicate agreement to switch by submitting a written request to Carolyn Joines (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2014.