Sponsored by our Family Medicine Residency Program, Lancaster General Health offers family medicine clerkships to third and fourth year medical students from the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and other schools across the nation. Student clerkships last, on average, six weeks.

Currently we host six third year medical students in family medicine—four connected to the residency program and two with private practices; two on our OB/GYN service; and two third-year students in psychiatry. We have also designed a coordinated inpatient and outpatient clerkship in internal medicine, as well as surgical and pediatric clerkships.

Questions? Please contact Alice Damen, medical education liaison, at Alice.Damen1@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

The Student Experience

Clerkship students in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology benefit from Lancaster General Health’s long-standing commitment to medical education in a community setting. Our renowned Family Medicine Residency Program pioneered community-based residency education, and for more than 40 years, Lancaster General Health has coordinated student clerkships.

Students rotate with medical staff physicians on service, supported by family medicine residents on inpatient pediatrics, medicine, OB/GYN, and family medicine rotations for the Temple University clerkship; or family medicine for the Penn and Penn State clerkships.

Your ambulatory experiences will be “real world” in private practice physician offices and clinics established by the residency program. Each week interdisciplinary faculty conducts student seminars focusing on physical diagnosis, clinical skills, evidence-based medicine and team development.

Clerkship Directors

Christine Stabler, MD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, leads the clerkship program and oversees students in their Family Medicine rotations. Clerkship directors supervise students in the following rotations:

Kathryn Abello, MD (Obstetrics/Gynecology)

Michael Kroll, MD (Internal Medicine)

Eric McCamant, MD (Internal Medicine)

Emily Pressley, DO (Psychiatry)

Theresa D'Amato, MD (Pediatrics)

Fred Rogers, MD (General Surgery)

We continue to explore other academic partnerships, including making research experiences available to Franklin & Marshall College seniors.

Clerkship Amenities

  • housing
  • meals
  • parking
  • internet
  • television/cable TV

Student housing is within two blocks of Lancaster General Hospital, and includes wireless internet access, television and off-street parking. You receive meal cards for use in all hospital dining areas.

You will need access to an automobile for your ambulatory experiences, but are easily within walking distance to downtown cafes and restaurants, live theatre, art galleries, and Barnstormers baseball. Bus service gives you easy access to Park City Center and other shopping venues.

About Lancaster

Lancaster General Hospital is located in downtown Lancaster, PA, about 75 miles southwest of Philadelphia. It is part of Lancaster General Health, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine).

Lancaster City is at the heart of Lancaster County. While famous for its Amish population, tranquil farms and panoramic views, Lancaster County has much more to offer.

The area blends urban, suburban and rural venues richly steeped in history and culture. It boasts the longest continually operating opera house in the U.S., the nation’s oldest farmers market, Lancaster Barnstormers baseball, an active arts community and restaurants featuring both traditional and contemporary cuisine.

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