Welcome to the University of Virginia Department of Family
Medicine's Medical Student Programs web-page.
Our department has a tradition of excellence in medical education,
and we offer medical students many exciting programs. Our principle
mission is to help students learn how to be caring, competent
physicians, through involvement in all levels of the curriculum.
Goals of our Medical Student
- Promote understanding of family practice among medical
- Encourage medical student interest in family practice.
- Provide an encouraging and supportive environment for
- Help students develop a patient centered approach to medical care,
combining a compassionate and caring patient relationship with
excellence in medical science.
- Promote Information Mastery, a student and physician friendly form
of Evidence-based Medicine.
Our faculty and residents support student
involvement in the Family Medicine Interest Group. We offer a Summer
Preceptorship to students between their first and second year. All
third year students complete a required Family Practice Clerkship. We
offer students a wide variety of electives, including an Acting
Internship, an Outpatient Elective, Families in Health and Illness, and
an Information Mastery elective.
Family Medicine faculty members are
actively involved in other School of Medicine Programs, including the
Generalist Scholars Program, and the Practice of Medicine first year
course, and are active as student advisors.
For More Information, follow the available links in the next
section or side menu.
Family Medicine Medical
Student Programs - Site Map
- A listing of the Faculty and Staff of
the predoctoral program. Included is a listing of faculty who serve as
advisors to students who are considering family practice as a career
- Generalist Scholars
Program - June Wade
- A scholarship program designed for
students anticipating a career in primary care (family medicine,
general pediatrics, or general internal medicine). All students offered
admission to the University of Virginia School of Medicine during the
regular interview season are given the opportunity to apply for the
- Clerkship - Leslie Stewart
- Information for students and preceptors
involved in the Third Year Clerkship in Family Medicine
- Fourth Year Electives offered by the
Department of Family Medicine are designed to provide students with
family medicine experiences in a variety of settings.
- Student Interest
- A student-run organization designed to
promote the profession of family practice. Any medical student
interested in Family Medicine is encouraged to become involved with the
student interest group.
- The Family Medicine Summer Preceptorship
provides medical students, between the first and second year, a
comprehensive experience in community-based family medicine. Students
work with a family physician in an underserved rural or urban community
in the United States.