Family and Community Medicine Clerkship

All phase II (third year) medical students participate in the seven-week family medicine clerkship. During these two months, you'll train through a combination of clinical, community and health policy experiences.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 clerkship consists of a three week online/virtual curriculum and four weeks of clinical and health policy experience.

Primarily an outpatient rotation, clerkship students see a broad range of patients and clinical problems. You will provide instruction in health policy and advocacy, while participating in evidence-based clinical practice.

As a phase II student, you will experience:

  • Advocacy and health policy instruction
  • Rural and Indian Health Service site options
  • Possible maternal child family medicine service UNMH
  • Possible in-patient family medicine service at UNMH

Phase III (fourth year) students participate in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory clerkship opportunities in family medicine, including:

  • Family practice at UNMH sub-internship
  • Family medicine maternal child health sub-internship
  • Health for the public
  • Healthcare for the homeless
  • Public health epidemiology in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Meet our Leadership


Clerkship Director

Elena Bissell, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Advisor


Assistant Clerkship Director

Brian Solan, MD 
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine