Medical Students – Keith Nokes, MD MPH – Director of Medical Student Education
If you are interested in spending time with us during a student rotation, please email us for more information. Medical student slots are popular so it is advisable to contact us as soon as possible. It is not necessary to complete a medical student clerkship here in order to be considered for our residency.
H.I.P. Fellowship – Jeff Geller MD – HIP Fellowship Director
The Lawrence Family Medicine H.I.P fellowship trains family physicians to practice integrative medicine in an underserved setting. We aim to create a larger community of physicians offering integrative medicine in our area and world wide.
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, 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
H.I.P. Fellowship for the Underserved
You have reached the website for the only skill based fellowship in alternative medicine for underserved communities. Please ask yourself the following questions before proceeding:
- Are you a family medicine physician?
- Do you currently work, or have interest in working with underserved people and communities?
- Are you interested and open to learning specific skills in alternative medicine to integrate into your practice?
- Do you have interest in other practice forms such as group practice that are more open to integrative medicine?
- Are you looking for a year in your life that gives you the space to make the career you have always wanted?
H is for holistic:
Fellows and faculty treat patients holistically, considering their physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being in the context of environment as essential to their healing process. Fellows and faculty are expected to live holistically, knowing that their own physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being is essential to their practice of medicine. Fellows will design their own “self-wellness plan” as part of their experience.
I is for Integrative:
Fellows choose to become proficient in complementary medical modalities of their choice. Regardless of which modalities they learn it is expected they will be able to integrate these modalities into an allopathic practice for the remainder of their career. Fellows and faculty will review evidence surrounding all forms of alternative medicines using innovative data bases created in cooperation with EBSCO. It is not possible to learn all of alternative medicine in a year, but we hope to supply the methods and tools needed to know the latest research on alternative medicine topics.
P is for Pluralistic:
Cultural competence demands that patients are understood in the context of the background.
Pluralistic medical competence requires that non-allopathic systems of healing are understood in the context of their own paradigm, rather than how well they are aligned with the allopathic paradigm.
Viewed in this way, non-allopathic systems are learned more authentically, and a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of allopathic medicine is achieved.
Experience and common sense are valued in the context of a general lack of statistical evidence in many areas of alternative medicine.
Just because something has not been studied does not mean it is not worth doing.
About The Fellowship
The Lawrence Family Medicine H.I.P. is the only fellowship focusing on the underserved, is only one of of 3 fellowships post graduate for Medical Doctors, and only one of 6 alternative medicine fellowships/residencies in the country. We seek family physicians who are personally and professionally courageous, creative, and adventurous. The ideal fellow will be self-motivated and self-directed in choosing and pursuing their educational goals for the year as well as being a team player in regards to other facets of the fellowship. This is a skill-based opportunity for an experiential learner.
This fellowship has a flexible, rather than a fixed curriculum. Each fellow tailors their experience according to their educational and career objectives. Faculty assist each fellow to plan and carry out their objectives in the hope of a seamless transition into an integrative practice at the conclusion of fellowship. Fellows will work hard during their year, and faculty will work hard to support them. We want you to have a realistic set of goals and expectations so that we are all satisfied with progress by the end of your year.
Mission Statement – Lawrence Family Medicine H.I.P fellowship trains family physicians to practice integrative medicine in an underserved setting. W aim to create a larger community of physicians offering integrative medicine in our area and world wide.
Passion Statement – We believe that by learning specific skills in alternative thinking along with the opportunity to really practice and integrate those skills into practice empowers physicians. This empowerment leads to greater happiness and satisfying doctor-patient relationships that sustain and nurture both physician and patient. This is particularly helpful in the field of underserved medicine. We believe that the poor should especially have access to alternative modalities that are effective for psychosocial and chronic illness as it is more prevalent in these communities.
This is a full time position.
- Salary is $70,000 ($60,000 without call)
- Hours are 20 clinical and 16 fellowship
- Alternative medicine and group visits count as clinical time.
- 4 weeks of vacation and most holidays
- 2 weeks of away elective time
- Full health benefits
For more information about the HIP Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller (firstname.lastname@example.org).