WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners with Family Health Care Clinic in Laurel
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with the Family Health Care Clinic in Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. Rashad Ali, obstetrician and gynecologist, on Tuesday, January 31. The WCUCOM has 603 preceptors from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida who have agreed to host the third year students for their clinical rotations. The WCUCOM is in its second year of operation, and the 101 members of the inaugural class of 2014 will begin their clinical rotations in August. Over the year, the students will each complete eight rotations, covering the areas of family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and psychiatry for a span of one-two months for each area.