Community Based Clinical Training
Community-based training will give you a unique opportunity to experience health care in a real world setting and interact one-on-one with your future patient population in community health centers, county health departments, local practitioners’ offices and many other community primary care sites. Current research has shown that health care professions students who have participated in these experiences have a better understanding of the complex needs of underserved communities.
Community Based Clinical Training at Magnolia Coastlands AHEC is arranged by our Preceptor Coordinator, Ashley Paine.
She can be reached at 912-478-1921 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can offer health care professionals the opportunity to precept health care professions students in clinical rotations. Students benefit from the experience, and the preceptor may benefit from new ideas and techniques currently being taught in the academic health sciences institutions.
Housing Support for Students in Clinical Training
Once we receive your forms, you will be sent an email confirmation of housing with directions and check in contact information. If you are a student who does not require housing, AHEC can assist you in other ways, such as providing travel assistance.
MCAHEC Housing Locations: Savannah, Statesboro, Vidalia and Hinesville.
Hospital Orientation for Students in Clinical Training
Please read over the Orientation Materials and the Medical Student Administrative Policy then sign either the MCG Medical Student Agreement or the PCOM or Mercer Medical Student Agreement AND the Medical Student Record Release.
Then, e-mail these forms to Rachel Kirkland at: email@example.com. These must be completed no later than one week before your rotation.
The Anchor program provides community based clinical training opportunities to students for a longer period of time in Warner Robins. During their stay in the region, the participating students are required to complete seven core clerkships, three electives, a clinical skills class, and an additional Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine class. The program provides students opportunities to connect with the community, network with the medical professionals, and to experience and work in the culture of diverse populations in southeast Georgia.
Farmworker Migrant Clinic
These clinics offer the target population increased access to health resources through health screening services and health education. They bring health providers, employers and policymakers together to create positive changes in the lives of the migrant population. The program also focuses on the health profession students’ perceptions about working with migrant farm workers, their intent to work in a rural area, and, finally, their experience working through interpreters, which furthers the cultural competency of the attending health profession students.
Moreover, the clinics give students hands-on clinical experience and provide inspiration, direction, and vision necessary to build stronger, healthier communities, and, most of all, to give the cultural awareness which would help them understand migrant needs.