Family Medicine Electives

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"Our goal at the MAHEC Family Medicine residency is to develop residents into competent and compassionate physicians who can practice inpatient and outpatient medicine anywhere, including underserved rural areas and abroad."
Dr. Lisa LaVallee, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program - Asheville
 

 

 

In a small town, you can make a big impact!

"Our program has unique features and is specifically designed to train full-scope family doctors to serve in rural and underserved settings.  As a true community-based program, we are committed to responding to the needs of our neighborhood, town and the region in which we live.  Our intimate learning environment emphasizes experiential learning, innovative modules, and comprehensive procedural opportunities."
Dr. Bryan Hodge, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program - Hendersonville
 


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Please note that a car is required for all rotations listed below.

Acting Internship (AI): #FMME 421
A four-week elective with Mission Hospital in Asheville

Students serve as acting interns along with the Family Medicine patient care team on the Family Practice Service at this 800 bed teaching hospital. Supervision will be by MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Faculty and senior residents. Daily activities include rounds, conferences, patient work-ups, supervised procedures and other in-patient management. Students are included in the call schedule with the family practice residents on service (one Saturday).

Acting Internship in Hendersonville (AI-H): #FMME 458
A four-week elective with the Hendersonville Family Medicine Residency Program, Pardee Hospital and Blue Ridge Community Health Services in Hendersonville, NC

A four week elective set in the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Rural Track Program at the Hendersonville Family Health Center and inpatient services at Pardee Hospital.   Students round in the 200-bed hospital for two hours each morning, following several patients and working one-on-one with an upper level resident and faculty. Daily activities include rounds, conferences, patient work-ups, supervised procedures and other in-patient management. Students are included in the call schedule with the family medicine residents on service.   As an AI you will work under the supervision of upper level family medicine residents, under the guidance of faculty attendings.  The AI rotation is also an opportunity for you to get to know our residency and our people, and for us to get to know you.  We want you to ask for feedback.  It is your responsibility to seek it out.

Asheville - Ambulatory Care (AAC): #FMME 430
A four-week elective set in the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program in Asheville.

Students will see patients in the MAHEC Family Health Center as part of the residency program practice with mostly faculty and some upper level residents. Students will participate in morning learning conferences that include X-rays, dermatology, procedures and behavioral health. Students are required to attend weekly didactics. One ½ day is spent in inpatient observing the Family Practice Service.

Asheville/Hendersonville - Ambulatory Care (AC-AH): #457
A four week elective with 2 weeks in Asheville and 2 weeks in Hendersonville. This rotation will give students the opportunity to experience both residency programs.

Asheville students will see patients in the MAHEC Family Health Center as part of the residency program practice with mostly faculty and some upper level residents. Students will participate in morning learning conferences that include X-rays, dermatology, procedures and behavioral health. Students are required to attend weekly didactics. One ½ day is spent in inpatient observing the Family Practice Service.

Hendersonville students will see patients at MAHEC’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Hendersonville. Students will round in the 200-bed hospital most mornings, following several patients and working with residents and faculty assigned to the hospital service. The rest of the day, students work one-on-one with full-time faculty and residents caring for patients in the residency clinic. Depending on season and interest, other activities include afternoons at the resident-run homeless clinic, mornings at the procedure clinic, group visits and community outreach visits at migrant farm-worker camps during the summer.  The rotation will include a didactics afternoon and may include two call nights with an upper level resident and faculty.

Global Health (GH) – #FMME 404
A four week elective: two weeks in Asheville and two weeks in Honduras.

To inquire about the global health rotation, please email Dr. Benjamin Gilmer at benjamin.gilmer@mahec.net.