Family Medicine Electives
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health has created and coordinates a variety of electives that allow students to pursue well-defined career goals, explore various types of practice settings and broadly gain a better understanding of their career options.
With the exception of the Service Learning in Global Health, these electives are available to VCU medical students. Students from other schools should contact the VCU affiliated residency programs directly to inquire about opportunities for visiting students. Our current list of electives includes the following:
- Family Medicine Acting Internship (A.I.)
The Family Medicine A.I. gives senior students a sense of the role and responsibility of an intern (1st year resident) in a community hospital setting. FM A.I.’s are coordinated through the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health; students are assigned to one of seven residency programs for the A.I. for 4 weeks.
- Service-learning in Global Health
- Selective Experiences in Family Medicine Elective
This elective enables registered students to experience particular aspects of family medicine: e.g. rural, research, women’s health, sports medicine, residency program, etc. The selective is coordinated through the Department of Family Medicine for VCU students for the equivalent of 2-4 weeks.
For More Information
Contact Judy Gary, MEd