Clerkship

The UAB/Selma Family Medicine Residency Program offers a two-week or four-week clerkship in Family Medicine and Rural Medicine to third and fourth year medical students. The main goal of the Family Medicine rotation is to give a short but thorough exposure to Family Medicine. The rotation is designed to integrate hospital and clinic so that total continuity is experienced.

The student will spend morning hours making rounds with residents and attendings at the hospital. The student will be assigned certain patients to follow from admission to discharge. History and physicals will be reviewed by the Chief Resident and discussed in depth. The student will be on call one night per week for family medicine with the resident. Weekends are free.

The student will spend two or three afternoons per week in the clinic seeing patients with upper level residents or attendings. Didactical teaching will take place in clinic. One half day per week will be spent in a rural clinic, at the local health department or in a private office.

One half day is given for reading. Each day at noon there is a conference on current topics that students and residents are expected to attend. Lunch is provided.

To apply for a clerkship, medical students contact our office in Selma. Students are taken year round.

Susan Hunter, Program Coordinator
1023 Medical Center Parkway
Selma, Alabama 36701
shunter@uabsfm.org


Free Membership at the Vaughan Wellness & Fitness Center

During your clerkship at UAB/Selma Family Medicine, Vaughan Regional Medical Center invites you to have full use of their Wellness & Fitness Center, at no charge to you.

The fitness center features a fully equipped weight room, four rubico tennis courts, three racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, stair machines, treadmills, rowers, exercise bikes, sauna, outdoor basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, aerobics and junior olympic size pool.

Requesting A Rotation

Student requesting a rotation must send the following:

  • Letter stating why they want to come to our program and dates of the requested rotation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation (preferably from a faculty member)