EVMS Family and Community Medicine Student Clerkships

Every year, M3 students complete clerkships with EVMS Family and Community Medicine. As part of this clerkship, students must spend three days at one or more of the nearly twenty community sites offered by FCM. Funded by a HRSA Pre-doctoral Education in Advancing Community Health (PEACH) grant in 2010, the clerkship program was able to send students out beyond EVMS and into the community at a wide variety of sites throughout Hampton Roads. Such sites have included health departments in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach; as well as weight loss, HIV, and maternity clinics. Other special population clinics like Bon Secours' Care-a-Van, which caters to uninsured adults and children, and the Southeastern Virginia Training Center, which specializes in providing health and habilitation care to the intellectually disabled, are open to the clerkships students as well. Each site provides different service learning opportunities as well as the chance to gain experience with several health disparities and patient populations they will encounter in the local community as physicians. After completion, students are required to complete an analysis of the care barriers and clinical resources available to the patient populations they encountered at each site.


    • Administrative Location

    • EVMS Family and Community Medicine - Hofheimer Hall, Suite 104
      825 Faifax Avenue
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Hampton Roads, VA
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Tidewater Bariatrics Adult Weight Loss Clinic, Bon Secours' Care-a-Van, Chesapeake Health Department HIV Clinic, CHKD Child Weight Loss Clinic, Hampton Roads Regional Dental at Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, Hopes Clinic, Lumps and Bumps Clinic at Ghent Family Medicine, Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center, Newport News Department of Health, Norfolk City Jail, Norfolk Department of Public Health - Dental Clinic, Norfolk Department of Public Health - HIV Clinic, Peninsula Health Center, Portsmouth Public Health Department, Portsmouth Public Health Department - HIV Clinic, Southeast Virginia Training Center, Virginia Beach Health Department, Western Tidewater Free Clinic
    • Grant(s)

    • Health Resources and Service Administration - PEACH
    • Participant Eligibility

    • M3
    • Project Categories

    • Service Learning, Clinical Service
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Points of Contact