Missoula Family Medicine Clerkship

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Missoula
MT
Site Details: 

The Family Medicine Clerkship in Missoula provides a unique opportunity to participate with several family doctors in a wide range of settings. These include a multi-specialty clinic practice (Western Montana Clinic), a community health center (Partnership Health Center), a single specialty practice that includes obstetrics and hospital medicine (Mountain View Family Medicine and Obstetrics at Community Medical Center), and an HMO (Curry Student Health Center at The University of Montana) and Grant Creek Family Practice. Each student will work at two to three of the sites, experiencing some of the diversity and depth of family medicine.

Satellite Sites: 

PARTICIPATIVE SITES: Partnership Health Center, Mountain View Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Western Montana Clinic, and Curry Student Health Center at the University of Montana, Grant Creek Family Practice.

Community: 
Common Clinic Patients: 

Partnership Health Center is a community health center that serves lower income population who little or no insurance and also houses the new Western Montana Family Medicine Residency. The Curry Health Center focuses on university students, faculty, and sports medicine injuries. The Mountain View Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Western Montana Clinic, and Grant Creek Family Practice serve a diverse population including special needs children.

On-Call Duties: 

Per site coordinator. Could include sports games at the university, OB call, and inpatient hospitalist weekend.

Housing/Transportation: 

Missoula WWAMI students and residents live in one of the two WWAMI Houses. We have a three-bedroom house one block from The University of Montana campus. As well as a five-bedroom house, centrally located to both hospitals. Both houses are a short distance of downtown Missoula and a short drive to all clinical locations. Both houses are fully furnished including a washer and dryer, linens, and kitchen utensils. We ask that student mail be sent to the clerkship office rather than directly to the WWAMI house. There are no pets allowed and the housing is non-smoking only.

CAN FAMILIES BE ACCOMODATED IN HOUSING?
There may or may not be space available at the WWAMI house for families. Please check with the program coordinator before making your plans.

PHONE/INTERNET:
Wireless Internet is available at both houses, as well as at the hospitals, University, clerkship office, and many coffee shops around town. There are no phone landline at the houses. Library facilities are available on the U of M campus or at St. Patrick Hospital.

TRANSPORTATION:
Please bring a car or bicycle to get to all of your clerkship activities. There is public transportation available but it is wise to bring your own vehicle to be able to travel easily at all hours.

PARKING FACILITIES:
There is parking available to students at all clinical sites as well as both WWAMI houses.

WWAMI Missoula
Skaggs Building 173
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
P: 406/243-4763 or 406/243-4576
F: 406/243-4141

Other: 

Some facts about the weather in Missoula

  • The average warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 105°F in 2002.
  • The average coolest month is December.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -30°F in 1983 and -55°F with windchill in 2013.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in June.

updated 12/2014