Medical Students

LFMR and GLFHC is happy to offer a Family Medicine Advanced Internship to 4th Year students interested in Family Medicine, particularly Family Medicine in underserved communities.

GLFHC and LFMR serve a predominantly Latino, immigrant population about 30 miles Northwest of Boston. Our mission is dedicated to delivering high quality medical care to the residents of the Merrimack Valley and to training clinicians for life-long work in underserved communities, both locally and globally. Our patient population is medically and socially complex, providing excellent opportunities to further develop core knowledge and patient care skills. Students will also better understand the barriers to health encountered in underserved communities and how to utilize those core clinical skills, along with patient and community assets, to overcome these barriers.

For the Acting Internship, students will participate in a variety of activities, typically including two weeks on the adult inpatient medicine teaching service (including one week of night float), a week of inpatient obstetrics, and a week of outpatient clinic. Inpatient rotations are done with LFMR residents and faculty at Lawrence General Hospital, which is just up the hill from our main office. The student will serve as an acting intern on the service and will be responsible for evaluating patients for admission, writing H and P’s and daily progress notes, and presenting patients on rounds, with the support of a senior resident and attending. The student will also have the opportunity to interact with our ancillary services, nursing staff, and subspecialty consultation staff as needed to assist in the care of the patients. The outpatient week will consist primarily of time spent at our main office/residency site, working with Family Medicine attendings and residents in the care of continuity patients. Students will also have afternoon clinic sessions interspersed with the inpatient components of the rotation, approximating the schedule of a Family Medicine intern.

Didactic sessions include core teaching curricula on each service, resident-led outpatient topic reviews, and daily inpatient noon conferences which are case-based and open to the entire residency community. Students may also participate in other educational sessions as they arise.

Acceptance to the AI is through a competitive application process, which is open to students from LCME or COCA-accredited medical schools, or in circumstances where LFMR has a preexisting exchange program with the student’s home institution. Please click on the link for further information and application.

Applications are accepted beginning January 1st for the following academic year and decisions are generally made by March 31st.

For further inquiries, contact:
Lawrence Family Medicine Residency


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