LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

Medical Students

Family Medicine Opportunities

The emphasis of your experience will be on exposure to the broad spectrum of the specialty of family medicine. This will be achieved though seeing patients independently, which provides patient-centered learning. In addition, there are clinical and didactic sessions on multiple topics relevant to family medicine. There are also opportunities for impromptu teaching sessions while seeing patients. The student will be exposed to as many residents and faculty as possible so that they may see different learning styles. Call is not required, but both medicine/ peds and obstetrical call is available.

  • Third Year Medical Student Rotation: Students from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State Hershey and Temple should reach out to the Third Year student coordinator, Beth Zangari at the Office of Academic Affairs at  This is an outpatient rotation and consists of rotations in the Downtown Pavilion (urban clinic), Walter Aument Family Health Center (rural clinic), Hospice and Derm Clinic.  
  • Fourth Year Medical Student Rotation: This sub-internship is a four week rotation that combines inpatient/outpatient care and is an integral part of the inpatient team carrying their own patient panel.  Please contact Michelle Sultzbach at Application for 4th year and URM rotations click here.
  • Underrepresented Minority Student Elective:  We believe our residency program and care team should reflect the diversity of the community we serve.  The Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Underrepresented Minority Student Elective is a four-week rotation designed specifically for underrepresented minority 4th year students who plan to specialize in family medicine.  Participants will be introduced to the broad range of experiences and opportunities available within our residency program and surrounding communities, under the guidance and mentorship of a diverse group of family medicine residents, faculty memebers, and community physicians.  Students should be enrolled in U.S., LCME-accredited or osteopathic instituitions. For more information, click here.

Students will have an advisor during their rotation. That advisor will meet with them during their stay to give feedback and orient them with the Residency Program as well as the exciting world of Family Medicine.  If a student is interested in Family Medicine, this physician can act as a mentor as they pursue a career in Family Medicine or another specialty. 
The mentors are Mark Rast, MD and Christine Stabler, MD.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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For questions or more information about the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program, please contact our office.