Prospective Students

The goals of the MIII Family Medicine Clerkship as outlined by the VCU Department of Family Medicine are as follows:

  • Develop the skills utilized by the family physicians to deal with the bio-psycho-social problems of patients and their families
  • Advance their knowledge in the management of common problems encountered in family medicine
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and communication skills with patients and staff
  • Increase proficiency in history and physical exam skills during patient encounters
  • Understand the use of the medical literature in patient care
  • Recognize the role of the family physicians as major health care providers in our current medical system 


MIII Clerkships:
The student coordinator for the MIII clerkship is Dr. James Anderson. Students can expect to spend most days at the Chesterfield Family Practice Center seeing patients with faculty and residents. Students will also rotate through an inpatient hospital setting, geriatrics at a nearby Nursing Home, and outpatient OB/Gyn. Please contact Amy Daubenspeck (804) 276-2150 if you are interested.


MIV Internships:
The goals of the MIV acting internship are to engage fourth-year medical students in learning a high level of responsibility for primary, inpatient care from a unique Family Medicine approach and understand the family physician’s role in the hospital setting. MIV students can expect to spend most of their time in an inpatient setting caring for their own patients. They will work closely with interns and upper level residents, and are expected to make rounds, present patients, write daily notes/orders and discuss patient care with specialists. Please contact Amy Daubenspeck (804) 276-2150 or fill out the application.