Medical Student Rotations

Thank you for your interest in the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program. We are excited to share everything our program has to offer with fourth year medical students contemplating family medicine residency training in our region. Medical students who are excited about learning and proactive in their knowledge acquisition and personal growth are invited to join us for a four-week in-person rotation (two-week rotations considered on a case-by-case basis).

The sub-internship four week rotation provides ample exposure to clinical experiences, residents, and faculty in both the outpatient Residency Family Medicine Practice and on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service. The goals and objectives of this 4-week opportunity can be found in the Senior Medical Student Sub-Internship Rotation Curriculum. Students seeking a two-week experiential away rotation only should state a preference for inpatient or outpatient. We begin accepting applications on 4/15/2022. Students should complete the Student Rotation Request Form. Request forms will be processed no earlier than 5/2/2022. Students must complete their rotations between 8/22/2022 and 1/8/2023.

Meritus medical student away rotations and sub-internships will be considered for the following groups of learners:

  • Fourth year medical students
  • Those who have an interest in pursuing family medicine residency in our region

For D.O. students:

  • Must have passed COMLEX Level 1 on the first attempt and have completed COMLEX Level 2 CE (we understand the Level 2 score may not be available yet)
  • Applicants who required more than 1 attempt to pass COMLEX Level 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis

For M.D. students:

  • Must have passed USMLE Step 1 on the first attempt and have completed USLME Step 2CK (we understand the Step 2 score may not be available yet)
  • Applicants who required more than 1 attempt to pass COMLEX Level 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis

All requesting students must:

  • Provide a curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Be a student of an LCME or COCA accredited medical school
  • Have ties and/or interest in the Hagerstown region
  • Provide a Personal Statement
  • Describe why they are interested in the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Provide appropriate documentation verifying the student is fully vaccinated against COVID

Logan Stonesifer, current Meritus Family Medicine Resident, shares his Away Rotation Experience:

“In my 4th year of medical school I had the opportunity to complete a 4-week away rotation with the Family Medicine Residency program at Meritus Medical Center. I was impressed by the supportive learning environment, but even more so by the camaraderie amongst the residents and faculty. It was clear to me that the faculty were invested in the success of the residents. After completion of the rotation, I felt that this program would provide me the opportunity to become a skilled family medicine physician and enjoy the process while doing so.”

Requesting an Away Rotation

To request an away rotation, please complete the Student Rotation Request Form and submit along with your CV and personal statement by email to diana.mitzel@meritushealth.com. After the information has been received and reviewed, the student will be notified of the status of the rotation request.

Please note: If you are accepted for an away rotation, additional documentation will be requested from you or your school prior to starting. Please allow time for application processing. If you are selected for a rotation, you will receive a confirmation email.