Mountain Vista Medical Center Partners with Midwestern University to Provide Medical Student Clinical Education Program
Third- and fourth-year students shadow seasoned physicians
August 5, 2009
Mountain Vista Medical Center and Midwestern University, an osteopathic medical school with a campus in Glendale, Ariz., have launched the Midwestern University Medical Student Clinical Education Program for third- and fourth-year medical students. Students participate in several core rotations prior to graduation. Each rotation lasts four weeks and includes a variety of clinical areas, including general surgery, emergency medicine and internal medicine. Students may also choose from elective rotations, including cardiology and pulmonology.
“This is a great opportunity for experienced specialists to share knowledge. In addition, it creates relationships with future physicians who may consider local opportunities upon graduation,” says Tony Marinello, CEO, Mountain Vista Medical Center.
Currently, the program has served eight students and is expected to grow steadily over the next several months. In addition, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) students are rotating for eight-week cycles.
Mountain Vista Medical Center is a physician-owned hospital as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn(d)(3).