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Community Health

LOCATION: Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center, University Town Center - Morgantown WV; Approved Community of Choice
PRECEPTOR: Treah Haggerty, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Blocks 2-12
STATUS: Elective - Rural Scholars Only


  1. Introduce students to concept of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC).
  2. Help students identify a specific community need that will serve as the basis of a COPC project to be undertaken during the three year Family Medicine Residency.
  3. Expose students to the broad array of community-based services that have an impact on the health of the community and the individual.
  4. Introduce students to the interdisciplinary approach to solving community health issues.
  5. Reinforce acquired student skills in the areas of epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

  1. Active self-directed learning in community setting.
  2. Weekly personal meeting with preceptor.
  3. Daily E-Journaling.
  4. Community meetings.
  5. Online research activities.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

  1. Critique of detailed written proposal outlining COPC project. Includes needs assessment, research of literature and evidence-based support for the project.
  2. Preceptor directed feedback and summative evaluation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Holly Maroon, maroonh@wvumedicine.org two weeks prior to rotation start date. (304) 598-6919, Extension 2.