VCOM 2022 Annual Report

Education Based in Rural and Underserved Communities V COM provides clinical instruction to its third- and fourth-year medical students by partnering with community-based hospitals throughout the Appalachian and Delta regions. Through exposure to rural and medically underserved areas, students receive significant hands-on clinical training where they also gain an appreciation for the many rewards of rural medicine. Students spend six of the nine months of their third year in community-based hospitals that hold 100 to 400 beds. They spend a minimum of three months in affiliated practices where core primary care training is available. Working under the guidance of faculty physicians at these clinical sites, students are well prepared for the rotations of the fourth year. These sites provide exposure to a more traditional academic health center and residency structure.

51 Core Clinical Training Sites

34 Affiliated Training Sites



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