Undergraduate Medical Education

Program Director: Vicki Hayes, MD
Contact: hayesv@mmc.org
Teaching Format: Clinical
Learner Type: Pre-Clerkship Medical Students
Estimated Time Commitment: 20 days (10 x 2-day observerships)

The Competency-based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP) program allows for students to be paired with a physician in a rural setting and observe procedures in a primary care environment.


Vicki Hayes, MD

Vicki Hayes, MD

Co-Director of SFSBM 
Director of CAP, Maine Track

Dr Hayes attended the University of Arkansas and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Vermont in 1993 and subsequently obtained a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine. She has been a member of the Department of Family Medicine and the medical consultant for the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years. Dr. Hayes is heavily involved in medical student and resident education, serves as the faculty leader for the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and supports special programs such as Doc4aDay and Patients as Teachers (PaT). She is Co-Director of the Medical Education Outcomes Research Group (MEORG).  She was a member of the first class of the MITE Academy Scholars.  She currently serves as the Co-Director for the Scientific Foundations of Social and Behavioral Medicine (SFSBM) and Director of the TUSM-MMC Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP) Course.