Lancaster General Health has had a long commitment to graduate and undergraduate medical education. Our first residency began in 1903 as a rotating internship and developed into the current Family Medicine Residency in 1969.
We have supported medical student clerkships with a number of medical schools since 1970, notably Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn State College of Medicine. In 2010 we added internal medicine, OB/GYN and psychiatry clerkships for third-year students. In 2017, we added surgery and pediatrics.
Student clerkships last, on average, six weeks. During the clerkship, we provide housing and meals, parking and lectures to students, as well as a clinical experience designed to meet the curricular objectives of their medical school.
The clerkship coordinators are Christine Stabler, MD, Family Medicine; Kathryn Abello, MD, OB/GYN; Emily Pressley, DO, Psychiatry; Michael Kroll, MD and Eric McCamant, MD, Inpatient Internal Medicine; Theresa D'Amato, MD, Pediatrics, and Fred Rogers, MD, Surgery.
We continue to offer family medicine clerkships to third- and fourth-year students from University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Penn State - Hershey as well as other schools from across the nation. These are sponsored by the Family Medicine Residency Program. An acting Internship in OB/GYN is offered to fourth-year students from Hershey planning careers in obstetrics.
Lancaster General Health continues to explore other academic partnerships. We are excited to connect with Franklin & Marshall College for fourth-year research experiences, and to support their Pre-healing Arts Program.
Christine Stabler, MD
VP, Office of Academic Affairs
Lancaster General Health