Quinnipiac University

Medical Doctor Maine Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Experience

The Maine Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship is designed for students who are committed to the care of rural communities. A select group of third-year medical students complete an innovative curriculum of integrated clinical experiences that are designed to treat the whole patient and family across a continuum of care.

Program Overview

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 self-motivated 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 are provided the opportunity to live in a recently renovated home, conveniently located adjacent to the hospital grounds.

By the Numbers

1:1 Mentoring Relationships

Students receive a personalized clinical learning experience with their faculty members.

Top 20 Quality experience

Northern Maine Medical Center prides itself on a number of quality and safety awards, including repeated ranking in the Top 20 Rural Hospitals according to the National Rural Health Association.

62% Language Opportunity

Over half of Fort Kent residents speak French in addition to English.

Clinical Disciplines

Chris Cape, MD '22, left, and Kyle Glose, MD '22, right, practice clinical skills with Andrea Bouchard, CRNA.

Comprehensive and personalized learning

The flexibility and personalized nature of the Maine rural program enables students to tailor their learning. Building 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
  • pediatrics
  • psychiatry
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • general surgery

They will also have a half day of didactics and a half day of open space for scholarship or personal needs, and regular clinical exposure in the emergency room setting.

Day in the Life Jessica Malhotra, MD '21.

Clinical Rotations

Take a moment to watch Jessica Malhotra, MD '21, walk through her typical day as a student in Fort Kent, Maine.

Leaders and Administrators

Traci Marquis

Assistant Dean for Faculty Engagement

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Director


Northern Maine Medical Center

Michael Sullivan, MD, PhD
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Site Director
Family Physician