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Health Equity Clerkship

The Health Equity Clerkship is a four-week clinical training experience that is unique to the course of study at the College of Medicine.

This clerkship provides training experiences in the fundamentals of ambulatory primary care medicine within the distinct contexts of physician shortage areas and medically underserved populations. Physicians often work with populations that are characteristic of uninsured, underinsured, identified at-risk and vulnerable populations. Through this clerkship, students will discover models of patient health care and management that address issues of literacy, economic stressors, and health determinants of the patient. These diverse communities provide powerful learning experiences.  Due to the types of practices and their locations, students will practice in clinical environments that may not have a wealth of technical support and specialty networks.  Students will be encouraged to develop clinical skills and outpatient diagnosis and management plans that take into consideration the limitations presented by the situation. At the end of the rotation students regularly report improvements in history-taking, physical exam, and note-writing skills. By virtue of the limitations imposed on them in these settings, primary care physicians regularly model for students how to be adaptive, collaborative, critical thinkers who make do with less. In short, these rich educational experiences allow students to progress toward Penn State’s vision of humanistic, systems-ready physicians who are adaptive, critical thinking, collaborative and scholarly.

Locations

  • Penn Highlands Family Practice
  • Altoona Family Physicians
  • Mountville Family Practice Associates
  • Lancaster Pediatric Associates
  • Newport Family Practice, PC
  • Somerset Hospital
  • Southeast Lancaster Health Services
  • Greencastle Family Practice
  • Fredericksburg Community Health Center
  • Huntingdon Family Care Center
  • Conemaugh Health System
  • Sadler Health Center
  • Moshannon Valley Rural Health Clinic
  • Fredericksburg & Jonestown Community Health Center
  • Indiana Pediatric Associates PC
  • New Castle Primary Care
  • Butler Medical Associates
  • Green Hill Family Health Center
  • Hermitage Internal Medicine
  • Seneca Medical Center LLC
  • Beaver Fall Primary Care & Behavioral Health
  • Oil Valley Internal Medicine Associates, PC
  • Warren Pediatric Associates
  • Coudersport Pediatrics
  • Glendale Area Medical Associates
  • Moshannon Valley Rural Health Care
  • Vineyard Primary Care

Contact Us

Dr. N. Benjamin Fredrick
Co-Clerkship Director
nfredrick@psu.edu
717-531-8414

Tomi Dreibelbis, M.Ed.
Co-Clerkship Director
tdreibelbis@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Laurie Gundermann
Clerkship Coordinator
lgundermann@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
717-531-3774

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Health Equity Clerkship

The Health Equity Clerkship (HEQ) is a clinical training experience that is unique to the course of study at the College of Medicine.

This clerkship provides training experiences in the fundamentals of ambulatory primary care medicine within the distinct contexts of physician shortage areas and medically underserved populations. Physicians often work with populations that are characteristic of uninsured, underinsured, identified at-risk and vulnerable populations. Through this clerkship, students will discover models of patient health care and management that address issues of literacy, economic stressors, and health determinants of the patient. These diverse communities provide powerful learning experiences. Due to the types of practices and their locations, students will practice in clinical environments that may not have a wealth of technical support and specialty networks. Students will be encouraged to develop clinical skills and outpatient diagnosis and management plans that take into consideration the limitations presented by the situation. At the end of the rotation students regularly report improvements in history-taking, physical exam, and note-writing skills. By virtue of the limitations imposed on them in these settings, primary care physicians regularly model for students how to be adaptive, collaborative, critical thinkers who make do with less. In short, these rich educational experiences allow students to progress toward Penn State’s vision of humanistic, systems-ready physicians who are adaptive, critical thinking, collaborative and scholarly.

Locations

Penn State – Colonnade
32 Colonnade Way
State College, PA 16803

Contact Us

Dr. Jan Qui
Clerkship Director
jqui@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Phone: (814) 272-4455