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The Family Medicine Clerkship

A 5-week required course in the 3rd year of medical school. This ambulatory-based clerkship provides training in the basic tenets of primary, family-based care. Clinical preventive medicine and the treatment of acute and chronic diseases are emphasized in both clinical and didactic aspects of the clerkship.


The clerkship objectives for every medical student are:

  • have point-of-care training in a family doctor's office
  • demonstrate competence in the core knowledge and skills of family medicine
  • understand the role of the family physician
  • understand the difference between an acute care office visit, a chronic care office visit and a preventive care office visit


Family Medicine Clerkship Office:
Lauren Meyer, PhD
Judy Smith
Interim Clerkship Administrators

Clerkship Director: Thomas J. LaClair, MD
Email: [email protected]

Clerkship Site Director (Binghamton Campus): Lazarus Gehring, MD
Email: [email protected]