Rural Rotations & Electives

Our Alvernon track residents are required to complete a 2-week rotation at a rural pediatrics site and a 1-week rotation at a rural gynecology site.


Rural Rotations

Rural Site: Mariposa Community Health Center
Location: Nogales, Arizona, close to many historical sites
Type of Site: Border Town
Distance from Tucson: 66 miles (1 hour and 10 minutes) on the US-MX border.
Housing: Hotel extended stay

Special Features:

  • Bread and butter pediatrics and gynecology
  • Spanish Speaking patients (including Mexican Citizens)
  • Interesting pathologies

Elective time can be used to do additional rural rotations, however housing may not be provided.

Rural FM: Juneau, AK SEARHC
Juneau, Alaska
Type of Site: Alaska Native Center
Housing: Provided by SEARHC

Special Features:

  • Outpatient, inpatient (peds and option for adults), OB
  • Medical home model for clinic with case managers in each pod
  • Complex Medical needs
  • High Volumes pediatrics
  • Many outpatient procedures

Rural FM: Valdez, AK
Valdez, Alaska
Type of Site: Frontier Medicine
Housing: Home stay with one of the physicians

Special Features:

  • Full spectrum family medicine (including outpatient, inpatient, ED, OB)
  • OB includes surgical OB
  • Many pediatric patients
  • Remote Site
  • Complex Medical needs
  • Procedure heavy including colonoscopies

Rural FM: BC, Canada
Rural British Columbia, Canada  
Home stay

Special Features:

  • Broad Spectrum Family Medicine (including inpatient, outpatient, ED, urgent care)
  • Run by two graduates of our program
  • POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound)
  • A lot of fracture management
  • Xray reading