The faculty and residents at the Penn State University / Good Samaritan Hospital Family and Community Medicine Residency Program are excited for you to join us for your family medicine clerkship, acting internship or elective experience. We anticipate providing you with a superior educational experience.
The third year clerkship and acting internship offer a diverse and rigorous clinical experience exposing medical students to the spectrum of experiences in the life of a family physician. Students are scheduled for three weeks of outpatient care including time in the outpatient offices, prenatal clinic, procedure clinic, and the nursing home. There are two outpatient sites; one is a semi-urban clinic (Caplan) and the other is a rural office (ELCO) serving Amish and Mennonite communities. The offices are unique in their patient populations but both serve newborn through geriatric age groups. The fourth week of the clerkship is spent on the inpatient service at The Good Samaritan Hospital where students participate in the care of medical, surgical, ICU, and pediatric patients. Obstetrical experiences can be arranged upon request. The program offers a diverse teaching faculty committed to excellence in medical education.
These rotations are open to students of the Penn State College of Medicine and also to visiting students of accredited institutions.