Rural Summer Student Externship

2017 Rural Student Externship: Application Period Now CLOSED

The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians together with the NAFP-Foundation is seeking 1st or 2nd year medical students with a strong interest in Family Medicine during the summer of 2017. The purpose of this six-week Externship is to introduce medical students to the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model of care. The student will work in multiple locations over a six-week period. The student would have the opportunity to see how the Patient-Centered Medical Home concept is integrated into the policies of the ACO and how the medical director helps guide the members of the ACO in developing and implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model within their clinic.  More information about the specific locations will be available in the Spring.

The stipend for the six-week program is $2,500 and housing will be provided. Stipends will be received in two equal installments - the first installment will be distributed at the start of the Externship, and the second installment will be distributed at the completion of the Externship.

Dates will be Flexible with Recipients Schedule, looking to begin the six-week process in late May or early June.


Student Extern responsibilities are:

  • Is an AAFP/NAFP member
  • To commit to the completion of the program (six-to-eight weeks in multiple locations).
  • To conduct yourself in a professional manner and be accountable to your matched preceptor and the executive director of the NAFP and NAFP-Foundation.
  • To be a learner, not expecting to behave as a physician. The NAFP/NAFP-Foundation wants you to enjoy your experience.
  • To submit your evaluation and to submit an essay upon completion of your experience (to receive your 2nd check). The essay will be published in the Cornhusker Family Physician magazine. 

Applications due April 21, 2017

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