Dixon offers a rural family medicine clerkship to third and fourth year students from LCME and AOA accredited medical schools, and from selected WHO affiliated international medical schools.

Under its affiliation with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the faculty of the Dixon Rural Training Track provide supervision for this four-week experience. Students will obtain an overview of family medicine as it is practiced in a smaller hospital in a rural setting. Students will be work side-by-side family medicine residents and faculty in both the outpatient family medicine office and with inpatients at KSB Hospital in Dixon. The clerkship may be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the student, including interest in procedures, emergency medicine, obstetrics and rural community health.

The Dixon RTT medical student clerkship is intended to provide experience in or exposure to:

  • Concepts of screening, prevention and health maintenance
  • Managing common problems in ambulatory family medicine
  • Methods and goals of patient education
  • The practice of family medicine outside of the office, including home visits, nursing home and community outreach
  • Common office procedures and clinical skills
  • Full spectrum primary care from childbirth to end-of-life issues
  • An appreciation of the special strengths and challenges of family medicine as practiced in a rural setting.

Interested students are encouraged to apply early as only one student is accepted per rotation to prevent diluting the educational experience.  Housing is provided based on availability.