Clinical experience with a mission
Northern Maine Medical Center is a modern, fully accredited, 49-bed hospital offering complete obstetric, surgical, pediatric and general medical services. It also provides a state-of-the-art, six-bed intensive care unit for critically ill patients and offers the only child, adolescent and adult inpatient psychiatric units in northern Maine. The center belongs to the 15,000 people in the hospital’s service area, the Upper St. John Valley and neighboring communities.
Interested students should be high performing and uniquely motivated to provide care for patients and families in rural communities. Ideal candidates should be comfortable with evolving expectations and willing to actively participate and collaborate in their education in unique situations. Successful students will be integral in helping to make this an impactful experience in collaboration with their clerkship directors and preceptors.
Students live in a recently renovated home, conveniently located adjacent to the hospital grounds. All housing expenses are covered by the hospital.
By the Numbers
The flexibility and personalized nature of the Maine rural program enables students to tailor their learning. Built on a strong, mentoring foundation of faculty-to-student relationships makes it possible to create a customized patient care experience.
Each week, students have four days of structured and comprehensive educational content in various clinical formats that will address each of six core clerkships:
- primary care
- inpatient medicine
- obstetrics and gynecology
- general surgery
They will also have a half day of didactics, a half day of open space for scholarship or personal needs, and regular clinical exposure in the emergency room setting.
About the Area
The little town that could
Fort Kent is a picturesque town located in northern Maine on the Canadian border, at the beginning of U.S. Route 1. It is economically and culturally linked to the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, across the St. John River. It’s also home to the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
The town has a rich French Canadian heritage and attracts tourists with snowmobiling, excellent ATV trails, hunting and fishing. Fort Kent is known as the “Little Town That Could” with a reputation for thriving under challenging circumstances and pulling together through volunteerism.
Leaders and Administrators
Leaders and administrators
Traci Marquis, MD
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Director
Michael Sullivan, MD, PhD
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Site Director