Medical Student Education
Medical Student Electives Rotations
Thank you for your interest in our student clerkship program. We are a full-service, family medicine teaching center offering prenatal to geriatric family care.
We have many medical providers on our staff including attending faculty, resident physicians, a nurse practitioner, behavioral scientist, clinical pharmacists, a nurse case manager and medical students.
Our clinical faculty include specialists in sports medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, and women's health. Our goal is to provide a friendly environment in which to teach family physicians quality patient care.
Your Elective Experience
We offer a 4-week elective rotation for interested fourth year medical students. We give preference to MS IV students who are pursuing family medicine for their residency. During your rotation, you will spend 3 weeks caring for patients at our two primary care offices, the Center for Family Health (CFH) in Springfield, PA and ChesPenn Center for Family Health in Upper Darby, PA. You will also spend 1 week on our inpatient service at Taylor Hospital. Medical students will have access to our computer-based resources and full electronic medical record.
Urban Underserved Experience
Medical students will spend time at ChesPenn Center for Family Health, our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This office incorporates many challenging aspects of Family Medicine in today's urban environment by serving an extremely diverse international and medically underserved population. It is not unusual to see patients from Asia, Europe, South and Central America and Africa in a single office session. For additional information, please see ChesPenn.com
In addition to the core rotation schedule, we may be able to tailor your experience to include opportunities as described below based on your individual interests.
Students may work alongside our Sports Medicine team. Sports medicine enrichment includes pre-participation physicals at our local schools; attending various sporting events and assisting a team physician; one-on-one time with sports medicine specialists at the Healthplex® Sports Club; and working with physical therapists in developing rehabilitation programs for patients. We also offer a twice per month sports medicine clinic day for our CFH patients at our office.
Students may work closely with our Geriatric department. They may participate in geriatric lectures, in-office geriatric assessment, and home visits with our Geriatric team.
Family-centered OB/prenatal visits and high-risk OB rounds are included in the obstetrics enrichment activities. In the office, Students may help address various women's health issues such as birth control, routine PAP smears, mammograms and other health maintenance items--including cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, mental health and osteoporosis prevention.
We have psychology students rotating in our Springfield office who are able to provide low cost/free patient counseling services.
Medical students may see patients with our in-house Psychology team to discuss issues such as depression and anxiety, adjustment to medical illness and dealing with stressful family dynamics.
You will be exposed to various procedures routinely done in the outpatient setting including cryosurgery, joint injection and aspiration, skin lesion removal, endometrial biopsy, colposcopy and IUD placement.
We greatly look forward to participating in your medical education and exposing you to the dynamic specialty of Family Medicine. If you are interested in setting up an elective with us, please contact the Residency Coordinator at (610) 690-4471 or send an email to email@example.com.
How to Apply and Interview
All applications to the Crozer Health Family Medicine Residency Program must come through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for receiving applications is December 31.
For more information, please contact:
Crozer Health Family Medicine Residency
1260 East Woodland Avenue, Suite 200
Springfield, PA 19064