Medical Student Rotations

We welcome third and fourth year medical students for required and elective rotations through the University of Washington WWAMI program and the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Some complete their entire third year of medical school in Billings, while others choose one or more rotations in Billings. In addition to hosting WWAMI and PNWU students, we also provide fourth-year Family Medicine sub-internships that are open to students from other medical schools.

Our rotations provide medical students an opportunity to learn clinical decision-making skills from faculty in hospital and clinical settings. As part of a team, students take patient histories, perform physical examinations and assist in procedures. Our faculty is committed to high-quality patient care and has a long-standing tradition of providing educational opportunities in a supportive learning atmosphere.

During your rotations, you will interact with faculty and resident physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency at RiverStone Health (MFMR).  Montana’s first residency training program, MFMR has graduated more than 100 Family Medicine physicians and the majority of them practice in Montana.

WWAMI Billings Track

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The University of Washington School of Medicine trains physicians in a five-state region, through WWAMI, an acronym for the participating states of Washington, Wyoming Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

The WWAMI Billings Track provides required and elective rotations for third-year and fourth-year University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI medical students. The Billings Track allows third year students to complete all or most of their clerkship requirements in Montana. All six required rotations are offered in Billings: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and OB/GYN.

Required fourth year rotations in Neurology, Emergency Medicine and Chronic Care/Rehab are available along with electives in Anesthesiology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Radiology and Urology.

Students rotate through multiple sites, including: RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, South Central Regional Mental Health Center, Billings Surgical Associates, Internal Medicine Associates and The Children’s Clinic.

For more information, contact us.

Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

In 2008, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine, based in Yakima, Washington, became the first medical school to open in the Pacific Northwest in 60 years.

PNWU_ID1 Horiz (3)The PNWU Billings Track provides required and elective rotations for third and fourth year PNWU medical students. All seven required rotations are offered in Billings: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, OMM and OB/GYN.  Fourth-year rotations are available in many specialties.

Multiple sites where students rotate in Billings include: RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare and Billings OB/GYN Associates.  Rotations are also completed at sites in Glendive, Red Lodge, Lewistown, Miles City and Cody, Wyo.

For more information, contact us.

Family Medicine Sub-internships

We provide intellectually challenging and rewarding sub-internship opportunities for students in their fourth year of medical school. Students work side-by-side with faculty physicians to care for patients. Our teaching faculty respects your feedback and shares their expertise in a congenial and collegial manner.

During the Family Medicine sub-internships, students rotate with the Montana Family Medicine Residency faculty and resident physicians at our RiverStone Health Clinic as well as at community hospitals and rural clinics.

Applications for sub-internships are accepted from February 1 to March 15 prior to the academic year of the requested rotation. Applications are reviewed by the faculty and responses are sent by April 1. Please indicate alternate dates along with your first preference. Additional applications may be considered after the deadline, depending on space availability.

Rotations for Physician Assistants and Pharmacy Students

We provide rotations for students in the Physician Assistant program at Rocky Mountain College and Pharmacy students at the University of Montana along with Physician Assistant and Pharmacy students at the University of Washington.