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Clinical Clerkships

Below is a description of clinical opportunities for a variety of health professions students.

Meharry Medical College Senior Family Medicine

Title: AHEC/Senior Family Medicine Rotation

Description: This rotation is designed for Meharry students to gain community-based clinical experiences in urban and rural underserved communities of Tennessee with a focus on primary care.

Eligibility/Application Information: Meharry students must have taken and passed Junior Family Medicine and the subject board. Meharry students should apply through the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Website or Application Link: Register in Student Academic Affairs and bring application to the Family Medicine Department. Click here for course assignment page.

Contact: Christina Haygood,

Tennessee Primary Care Association CHEERS

Title: Community Health Educational Experiences for Residents and Students (CHEERS)

Description: Student gain a unique primary care training experience working with patients in underserved urban and rural areas in Tennessee. 

Eligibility/Application Information: Applications are accepted online year-round.

Website or Application Link: CHEERS Information and Application

Contact: Raymond Mitchell,

Tennessee Primary Care Association - AHEC Rotation

Title: TPCA-AHEC Clinical Rotation

Description: The TPCA-AHEC clinical rotation will allow students to gain exposure and hone skills necessary for practicing in a rural or urban Health Professions Shortage Area in Tennessee.

Eligibility/Application Information: We accept applications during the months of September and October. Placements will begin in November and go through March of the following year.

Website or Application Link: TPCA-AHEC Rotation Application

Contact: Raymond Mitchell,

Cherokee Health Systems Primary Care Integration Rotation

Title: Primary Care Integration Clinical Rotation

Description: Current health professions students are provided an interdisciplinary/interprofessional training opportunity in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Students will sharpen their clinical skills and gain exposure in the integration of behavioral health into a community-based, primary care setting.

Eligibility/Application Information: Applicants must apply 2 months prior to their anticipated start date.

Website or Application Link:

Contact: Dr. Bill Berez,


Tennessee Statewide AHEC Program

The Tennessee Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program is supported by grant number U77HP03040 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the investigators and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HRSA.

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