All fourth-year medical students will complete the required, 4-week, AHEC clerkship in a community health center located in a medically underserved community.
AHEC/Senior Family Medicine Rotation
DESCRIPTION: This rotation is designed for Meharry students to gain community-based clinical experiences in rural and urban underserved community in Tennessee with a focus on primary care.
ELIGIBILITY: 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.
EVALUATION: Student performance is evaluated by community preceptors at community health centers. Students assess the clinical experience and the clerkship.
APPLICATION: Register on Student Academic Affairs and bring application to the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
TN Rural Partnership Medicine Rotation
TN AHEC staff will work with the Tennessee Rural Partnership (TRP) and the Meharry Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) to place residents in rural primary care medicine rotations at Community Health Centers (CHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and other clinical setting in rural and urban medically underserved areas (RUMUAs) in each of the three regions of the state. During the rotation, residents will be provided information on the student loan repayment programs offered through the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Rural Health that focus on primary care services in a RUMUA. Residents will be given information about the 3RNet National Recruitment and Retention Network program also sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Health.
Upon completion of the TRP Rural rotation, residents will be tracked via the AHEC Tracker to find how many residents go on to practice in a rural area after completing their residency training. We will work with the TN Department of Health to track the number of residents who matriculate through our program and are placed using any of their programs.