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Medical Student Program

Our medical students are an integral part of our healthcare team at NAMC. Whether it be on rounds with our Internal Medicine Residents, assisting a surgeon in the operating room, or performing bedside point-of-care ultrasonography with our emergency medicine faculty, medical students will receive an experience like that of a university center, only with more autonomy and attending interaction, which I believe is a crucial experience for postgraduate physician medical training.

North Alabama Medical Center is a core teaching site for third and fourth-year Medical Students from Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM).  Medical students spend their third year of medical school at our facility for core rotations and the fourth year with certain elective and selective rotations.  

Physicians within our medical staff assist with our medical students' clinical and rotational requirements.  These physicians are key to the success of our program and were selected because of their willingness and expertise to enhance the educational process for future physicians in this area.  We know the students who graduate from our program will be a shining reflection upon their school, our organization, and our medical staff.

At North Alabama Medical Center, we welcome the opportunity to be a part of the future of providing highly trained and qualified physicians to Lauderdale County and the surrounding communities.  Student doctors are an integral part of our team.

In addition to core medical student rotations,  ‘shadowing’ opportunities for those who are in the medical school application completion process or those who want to see if this may be a plan for their future are available upon scheduling request.

Students are required to attend daily & weekly structured didactics along with residents and fellows that include:

  • Tissue and Tumor
  • MKSAP Board Review
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Morning Report
  • Case Presentation
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities
  • Weekly reading assignment and quiz

Medical students are pleased with the opportunities for direct patient care and hands-on experience, 1:1 preceptor/student rotations on most rotations, complimentary meals while working at the hospital, free parking, advanced technology in a rural setting, and electronic health records.

ERAS and Match

North Alabama Medical Center participates in and accepts residency and fellowship applications through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) with the National Match Process.

Visiting Rotation Requirements:

  • Program Letter of Rotational Agreement—Dates and Type of Rotation or complete the attached electronic request
  • School Affiliation Agreement with NAMC
  • Health & Immunization History (including current TB skin test & Flu –within 12 months)
  • OSHA compliance (FIT Testing – N95) if available
  • Notarized Background Check and School Letter of Good Standing
  • Recent Drug Testing Results
  • School Liability Insurance / Malpractice Coverage
  • Copy of active:
    • ACLS & BLS cards
    • Driver’s License
    • Social Security Card
  • Current Photo ID
  • Cell Number & Emergency Contact
  • Date of Birth
  • NAMC abides by the CMS COVID vaccination mandate requirements.  Students are required to be fully vaccinated or granted exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.

*All documents must be submitted to the Student Coordinator 1 month before the beginning of the rotation or the rotation request will be canceled.

For more information, contact Sheila McCord at sheila.mccord@namccares.com

 

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