Student Rotations

The Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program offers a variety of rotations for students: required family medicine clerkships for the University of Washington School of Medicine and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences; fourth year sub-internships for students from U.S. medical schools; and clinical training for pediatric dental residents, physician assistant, advanced practical nurses, nurses and doctor of pharmacy students, and medical assistant externships. Job shadow opportunities are available for local high school and college students.

Third Year Clerkship

The Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program is pleased to be an active partner with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Elson S Floyd College of Medicine/WSU in providing excellent medical education through required third year clerkships in family medicine. For detailed information, visit the respective institutional websites. The clerkship student experience combines 4 weeks of clinic, one week of inpatient medicine on the family medicine service with residents, attendings, and pharmacy, and one week of OB with the family medicine residents and attendings.

cwfmr active partners - uw and pnwu

During COVID, some student clerkships have been cut to 4 weeks and the schedules are being modified as needed and as clinical care areas are being opened back up to allow student participation in patient care. 

Students attend the residency’s weekly Wednesday afternoon didactic conferences which include hands on procedural workshops and lectures.

Fourth Year Sub-Internship

The sub-internship (advanced fourth year elective) in family medicine is a four-week rotation for fourth year students from U.S. LCME and AOA accredited medical schools.

The sub-internship provides learning opportunities in the clinic, Local Community Hospital in both the family medicine service and OB service working with residents, faculty, and pharmacy. The busy outpatient experience serves a typical family medicine population of neonates, ante-partum and post-partum patients, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

On the inpatient service, students are given primary responsibility for one to three patients depending on service volume and the acuity of patient illness.  They participate on morning signout, 11am teaching rounds, and evening signout. There is the opportunity to work 1:1 with faculty and collegially with residents.  Included in this experience is 5 days of FMS night shift, 1:1 with a senior resident managing the service and performing H&Ps.

Students attend the residency’s weekly Wednesday afternoon didactic conferences which include hands on procedural workshops and lectures.

SUB-INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

Medical Student Perspective

Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Faculty Ragina Lancaster, DO talk about the medical student perspective, and how the weeks look like during their time at CWFMR.

Other Student Experiences

Community Health of Central Washington offers opportunities for other students such as job shadowing for high school and college students and clinical rotations for physician assistant, advanced registered nursing students, and other medical professional  students.

We are thankful that our patients recognize the importance of these learning opportunities and allow student participation during patient visits.

JOB SHADOW REQUEST

CLINICAL ROTATION REQUEST