Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

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About the Program

The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) is a 12-month clerkship that begins at the same time as the traditional clerkships. The major difference is that students at the regional affiliate site will meet the objectives of each clerkship in a longitudinal manner rather than in the traditional block schedule. The curriculum will have the same core educational objectives, course requirements and similar instructional and evaluation methods.

LIC students are embedded in primary care clinics and participate in providing comprehensive care to their patients, including wellness, acute care, and chronic care. 

Students will have continuing learning relationships with inter-professional teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and mental health workers in the emergency room, the hospital, subacute rehabilitation centers, hospice, and home care. 

Through these experiences, students will demonstrate developmental competencies essential for a primary care curriculum across multiple disciplines simultaneously. 

The primary care practices are part of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a UVM Health Network affiliate site headquartered in Queensbury, New York. Students selected for this curriculum will be in good academic standing, have an interest in rural medicine, enjoy autonomy, will have the maturity to work independently, display resiliency, have an interest in the participating in the community, and an interest collaborating with faculty to improve the student experience.


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About Hudson Headwaters

Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a not-for-profit system of community health centers providing care to residents and visitors of the 3,700 square miles of the Adirondack/Lake George/Glens Falls area in upstate New York. The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship sites are located at the Warrensburg and Queensbury Health Centers. 

The Network includes 17 different health centers providing acute health care, seven subacute and acute rehabilitation centers, and Glens Falls Hospital and Moses Ludington Hospital, with approximately 377,000 patient visits annually. The primary care clinics are designated as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes. 

Most patients live in communities where no other basic health services are available. Hudson Headwaters provides a health safety net, caring for everyone in its communities regardless of financial or social circumstance. 

Operations are funded from patient service revenue and grant sources, most significantly a federal Section 330 Rural Health Initiative award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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