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Undergraduate Medical Education

Mary Washington Healthcare is proud to offer third- and fourth-year medical students hospital and physician practice rotations in our growing undergraduate medical education program.

Our precepting physicians provide the students with a primary role in patient care allowing the development of professional interpersonal communication skills. Our preceptors provide mentoring through a hands-on approach and are committed to providing the best possible learning experiences to prepare them for future residency programs.

In addition, we offer Internal Medicine (IM) or Family Medicine (FM) didactic sessions, monthly OMM workshops, grand rounds, research opportunities, and IM, GS and FM away rotations. We include activities such as IM- or FM-specific teaching, case studies, procedural workshops, Journal Clubs, and board review.

Medical Student/Graduate Observership

  • What is a medical student/graduate observership?

    An observership provides valuable opportunities for medical students or graduates to gain insight into clinical practice under the guidance of an approved preceptor. These experiences typically involve observing various aspects of patient care and medical procedures without engaging in any hands-on activities or direct patient care responsibilities. It's crucial to note that observerships are strictly observational and have a maximum duration of twenty hours per experience. This format ensures that participants can learn from experienced professionals while respecting patient privacy and safety.
  • Who are our observers?

    M1, M2, medical school graduates
    • Any other person/student will go through Career Development
    • Must demonstrate that they are in good standing as a current medical student or as a graduate from medical school

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