FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mikaela Marion
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
MID-VALLEY HOSPITAL & CLINIC PARTNERS WITH WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY’S ELSON S. FLOYD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR A RURAL RESIDENCY AND CLINICAL OBSERVATION PROGRAM
Omak, WA, 8/1/2018 – Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic has signed an affiliation agreement on July 12, 2018 with Washington State University’s School of Medicine. The clinical partnership will allow Mid-Valley to provide preceptorships, or mentored experiences with licensed physicians for on-the-job training and supervision. In the medical student’s third year of education, Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic will be a clinical site for longitudinal integrated clerkships (LIC), a model of long-term clinical education where the same students continue to return to the same rural location.
“As an alumni of WSU I’m very excited to have our hospital partnering with the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine. The coordination between the two entities can lead to improved medical care in our rural communities. Go Cougs!” – Alan Fisher, CEO, FACHE
The preceptorships and LIC’s allow a medical student to learn the foundational sciences of medicine combined with immersion and development of the fundamentals of clinical practice. This method allows the student to follow patient cases all the way through and develop familiarity and relationships within the Omak area.
WSU’s website states that “LICs are a relatively new and innovative concept in clinical learning… The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is proud to be one of a handful of U.S. medical schools that has adopted the LIC as its primary clinical training model for all students… Advantages include retaining empathy, improving recall, and building strong relationships with patients and preceptors.”
Elson S. Floyd is a brand new college of medicine founded in 2015, with the first cohort beginning in August of 2017.
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