A four-week elective: two weeks in Asheville and two weeks in Hendersonville. This rotation will give students the opportunity to experience both residency programs.
During the two-week Asheville portion, 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 half day is spent in inpatient observing the family practice service.
During the two-week Hendersonville portion, students will see patients at MAHEC’s Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Hendersonville. Students work one-on-one with full-time faculty and residents caring for patients in the multiple residency clinics. Depending on season and interest, other activities include afternoons at the resident-run clinic for people experiencing homelessness, mornings at the procedure clinic, group visits, and community outreach visits at migrant farmworker camps during the summer. Students will occasionally be able to round in the 200-bed hospital on mornings, following several patients and working with residents and faculty assigned to the hospital service. The rotation will include a didactics afternoon and may include two call nights with an upper level resident and faculty.
A four-week elective set in the MAHEC Hendersonville Rural Family Medicine Residency Program at the outpatient family health center with inpatient services at Pardee Hospital. Students round in the 200-bed hospital 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.
Rural training is more apprentice-like and hands-on, with greater continuity in faculty, staff, patient and community interaction than training in many if not most urban places. To learn more about our programs, we encourage you to apply for a 4th year family medicine rotation.
A four-week elective with the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program - Boone
This is a four-week rotation where students will spend time on our busy family-medicine-run hospital service, round in the newborn nursery, and see patients in the family medicine continuity clinic. Daily activities include rounds, conferences, patient work-ups, supervised procedures and other in-patient management. Students will work under the supervision of faculty attendings. Students will have an opportunity to identify the challenges in providing care in a rural community and with limited regional resources. The rotation is also an opportunity for you to get to know our residency and our people and for us to get to know you.