UNECOM Students

Welcome to UNECOM’s clinical campus at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR). Our outstanding educational curriculum has been designed to expose you to many areas of medicine and offer the effective feedback that is conducive to building skills in each domain of medical competency.

Highlights of the curriculum:

  • Exposure to osteopathic manipulative medicine occurs through direct patient care with DO faculty and through didactic instruction.
  • Access to noon conferences, morning and bedside rounds, weekly hospital Grand Rounds, monthly Hospitalist University lectures, Tumor Board, and other didactics covering a wide range of topics within the core disciplines.
  • A weekly afternoon session dedicated to medical student education. Lectures are augmented by procedural and clinical skills training such as suturing, lumbar puncture, punch biopsy, and splinting.
  • A demanding internal medicine clerkship during which students work alongside family medicine residents and attendings on our inpatient service to evaluate patients, present an assessment and plan, and write orders. The rotation includes exposure to oncology, cardiology, pulmonology, and radiology.
  • A psychiatric rotation that capitalizes on MDFMR’s geographic proximity to one of the state’s psychiatric hospitals. Diagnosis of psychiatric illness and substance abuse, inpatient and outpatient management, psychotropic medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and electroconvulsive shock treatment (ECT) are all addressed during this intensive experience.
  • A core family medicine rotation which features dedicated preceptors, shadowing opportunities, and scheduled appointments with patients. The family medicine rotation in Augusta includes inter-professional education with pharmacy students. Click here to learn more!
  • A surgery rotation that offers opportunities to participate in general surgery and specialty surgeries such as orthopedic, gynecologic, or ENT, as well as exposure to advanced robotics systems used in surgical practice.
  • An OB-GYN rotation during which students follow patients in labor & delivery, attend cesarean sections, and see office patients with an attending. The block includes high-risk OB rounds, lactation rounds, and exposure to fetal ultrasound and gynecological procedures.
  • A pediatric rotation which combines outpatient pediatric care with time allotted to the pediatric hospitalist service. In the summer months students on this rotation might participate in “sick call” at a local summer camp.

UNECOM students assigned to our core clinical campus will receive detailed information and will attend an orientation session prior to beginning rotations.