FAQs

I am a third year medical student and I would love to do a rotation at Maine-Dartmouth. How do I apply?

We are a core clinical site for third year medical students from University of New England College of Medicine, and we also provide core family medicine rotations for third year medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Tufts University School of Medicine. These experiences are arranged through the schools and not through us, so we suggest you speak with the dean of your medical school. We do not accept third year medical students from other schools at this time.

I am a fourth year medical student and I would love to do a rotation at Maine-Dartmouth. How do I apply?

We consider requests for fourth year elective rotations in family medicine with an outpatient emphasis, geriatric medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, hospice & palliative care, and inpatient sub-internship. The application can be found here.

In order to process your request, the following documents are needed with your completed application:

  • Letter of good standing from your Dean
  • Malpractice certificate
  • Transcripts with current grades
  • COMLEX-USA Level 1 score report or USMLE Step 1 exam results
  • Immunization records

Students attending an international medical school must also provide documentation of an affiliation with a US medical school.

Do you provide housing?

Housing is available for medical students on a fourth-year elective rotation with us as well as for third year medical students from Tufts and Geisel on a family medicine rotation. Our student apartments are fully furnished with full-sized beds, living room and kitchen furniture, a television and radio/CD player in the common area, and all cook- and dinner-ware. Students are assigned to their own room; WiFi is provided and laundry facilities are available. Students are responsible for daily upkeep of the personal and communal spaces including trash disposal.

I’ve been assigned to a room in your student housing. What should I bring with me?

Students must provide their own bedding, towels, paper products (including toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues), and trash bags, as well as their own personal hygiene items. We recommend that students bring a flashlight and an alarm clock, as well as their personal electronic devices (phone, ipod, tablet, etc.). Seasonal recreational items (bicycle, skis, snowshoes, kayak, hiking boots) will allow you to explore and enjoy Maine in your free time.

Do you provide meals?

Meals are provided to third and fourth year students only when they are on overnight or weekend call during the internal medicine clerkship or family medicine sub-internship.

I’m going to be rotating at your site. How should I dress?

Dress should reflect a professional attitude and be conducive to safety in a health care setting. Medical students should wear casual business attire; jeans and open-toed shoes are not appropriate. Students should bring their white coat on the first day of each rotation.

Do I need to bring my own computer?

Yes. We do not provide computers, so you will need to bring a laptop computer to use.

Is public transportation available?

A personal vehicle is a necessity for training at MDFMR due to the multi–practice site configuration and the rural setting.

What kind of supervision do you provide?

Our medical students are always well-supervised. Teaching and clinical supervision is provided by a constellation of medical providers including MDFMR residents, fellows, physician and advanced practice faculty, and outside attendings.

Is there an opportunity for me to learn more about osteopathy or integrative medicine?

We have a number of DO physicians on faculty, as well as some expertise in integrative medicine approaches. Please let us know of your interests.