Updated: January 23, 2013
Third Year Required Clerkship
The Family Medicine Clerkship is a required four-week clinical rotation for third-year medical students at the University of Michigan. The clerkship exposes each student to ambulatory family medicine in a community-based setting. In addition, students attend didactic teaching sessions which present core concepts of family medicine and develop a knowledge base which will be reinforced through their clinical experiences in family medicine health centers.
From 1978 until 1996, the family medicine clerkship was an elective. In July 1996, it became required for all third-year medical students, making family medicine part of the University of Michigan core curriculum for the first time. Today, both academic and community outpatient sites are used for training medical students in the clerkship.
Students outside of the the University of Michigan who are interested in a rotation in Family Medicine should contact the University of Michigan Medical School Visiting Student Program.
Medical School Student Scholarships
The criteria used for determining award recipient(s) includes:
Family Medicine Department Senior Scholarship
The Department of Family Medicine Senior Scholarship is awarded to senior medical students based on academic achievement performance in the family medicine clerkship, a demonstrated commitment to the principles of, and a career in, family medicine and demonstrated financial need.
Kenneth and Judy Betz Family Medicine Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to senior medical students based on academic achievement performance in the family medicine clerkship, a demonstrated commitment to the principles of, and a career in, family medicine and demonstrated financial need.
Harold Kessler, M.D. Scholarship Award
This scholarship is awarded to a senior medical student based on these criteria: Academic awards/recognition during medical school and/or undergraduate education, demonstrated financial need, an interest and dedication in helping rural and/or medically under served populations, demonstrated interest in family medicine as a career.
The Terence C. Davies Award
The Terence C. Davies Award, named in honor of the founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, is presented to a graduating senior or seniors for clinical and scholarly excellence in family medicine. These students exemplify the qualities of the outstanding family physician: dedication to patient needs, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, community service, and leadership.
William Clippert Gorenflo Research Award
This award is for a medical student or resident who is doing research with a family medicine clinical or research faculty member. You will be asked to prepare a personal statement outlining your proposed project(s) or project(s) in progress and any other pertinent personal experience that would make you an appropriate candidate for this award. This unique award hopes to provide incentive and passion for research.
Faculty and staff of Family Medicine may access the current preceptor and student manuals on the
Family Medicine Intranet.
If you are a current student you may access the manual and other resources on the
Medical School Portal (CTools).
To receive a printed manual, please contact:
Sandra Genske at (734) 998-7138.