- Program Director: Marybeth Ford, MD | Marybeth.Ford@mainehealth.org
- Program Administrator: Madi Brooks | Madeline.Brooks@mainehealth.org
- Teaching Format: Bedside teaching, Skills Assessment, Didactic, Feedback and Evaluation
- Learner Type: Third Year Medical Students
- Estimated Time Commitment: 1/2 day per week for 9-10 months/year
- Time of Year: May – February
The Maine Track program offers a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model during the third year of medical school. In the LIC model, medical students spend 9-10 months, of the M3 year, embedded in communities throughout the state of Maine (from Portland to Caribou, and Farmington to Damariscotta, there are sites encompassing our entire state). At their sites, students complete their six core clerkships, which consist of internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry. These immersive experiences expand clinical knowledge and strengthen clinical skills and reasoning, positioning students for success in their first year of postgraduate training.
Students spend time with clerkship preceptors seeing patients, while receiving direct observation and individualized feedback from their preceptors. If you are interested in precepting third year clerkship students in the LIC model, please contact Dr. Ford.