Family Medicine

Students will work in either the Maine Dartmouth Family Practice (MDFP) in Waterville, Four Seasons Family Practice (FSFP) in Fairfield, or Family Medicine Institute (FMI) in Augusta, and will see ambulatory patients 6-7 half days per week, both mornings and afternoons. A typical day may start as early as 7:00 am and will end around 5:30 pm. There is a break from 12 pm – 1 pm for lunch/noon conferences, and Tuesday afternoons are dedicated to in-person education from 1 – 5 pm.

The outpatient clinic experience is a mix of independent work as well as shadowing residents and faculty preceptors. Students have a couple of sessions per week in the office with their own schedule of patients and their own preceptor, with responsibilities modeled after a resident practice. Students consistently enjoy this format which allows them to experience continuity of care, bringing patients back in follow-up in their own schedules. Occasionally the student may have the opportunity to join the rural health center practice of one of the residency’s part-time family practice preceptors, or participate in some other relevant community practice experience such as:

  • MOUD clinic
  • Acupuncture clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Psych
  • Behavioral Health
  • OB/GYN clinic
  • Horizon clinic
  • Edmund N Ervin
  • Mabel Wadsworth
  • Sports Med
  • HELP Team