Maine Medical Center
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Medical Student Rotations

Meds-Peds Primary Care Elective

Course Objectives

  • To become familiar with the practice of Internal Medicine - Pediatric Primary Care.
  • To hone medical history taking, physical exam, presentation, and diagnostic skills by caring for patients of all ages.
  • To have the opportunity to perform the following procedures: skin biopsies, cryotherapy, incision and drainage of abscesses, pap/pelvic exams, EKG's, peak flows, and joint aspirations and injections.


Maine Medical Partners — Lakes Region Primary Care
584 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, Maine


Jill Kerekes, M.D. (Course Director)
Fred Emerson, M.D.
Melanie Murray, M.D.
Eugene Paluso, M.D.


Time Commitment: 4 weeks
Blocks offered per year: 4
Enrollment: One student per block offered

Students will work with Internal Medicine-Pediatric trained physicians in a primary care practice situated in the lakes region of Windham, Maine (30 min drive from MMC). This site is also one of our community based med-peds rotation sites. The majority of the experience will be based in this suburban (more rural) ambulatory care setting. Students will also have the opportunity to attend educational lectures at MMC and meet the MMC Med-Peds residents and the program director if desired.

Evaluation Methods: Course Director will complete a composite evaluation form

Prerequisites: Internal Medicine Clerkship and Pediatric Clerkship

Additional opportunities are available in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics – please see their separate listings.

Applications will be accepted February 1st through April 4th each year for electives taking place July through December. Medical students must apply through VSLO. For more information about the VSLO application process, please click here.

For more information about the rotation, please contact Michelle Freitas, Med-Peds Program Coordinator at 207-662-6930.