Virginia Medical Student Clerkship Support (PDF

Submitted by Norfolk Academy of Medicine and MSV 2nd District

WHEREAS, Virginia ranks below the national rate of active physicians 265.6 per 100,000 population, and

WHEREAS, Virginia medical school admissions increased 56.4 percent between 2004 and 2014, and

WHEREAS, every third-year medical student must complete core clerkship rotations, and

WHEREAS, many of these rotations at Virginia State supported Medical School training occurs in community-based training sites where financially uncompensated community-based primary care physicians provide teaching and mentorship of these students, and

WHEREAS, recent trends in off-shore medical schools and out of state private, students are targeting Virginia sites for third-year clerkships and community-based primary care physicians are financially compensated for providing clerkships for these off-shore and out-of-state medical students, and

WHEREAS, Virginia medical schools struggle to compete for community-based primary care faculty with few exceptions, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) support the tax credits for uncompensated community-based primary care physicians providing third-year core clerkships for Virginia medical students and clerkships for Virginia physician assistant students, and be it further

RESOLVED, that MSV will work collaboratively with the Virginia medical schools and other key partners to develop guidelines and limits for these tax credits.