Office of Rural Programs

Olympia Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC)

A longitudinal integrated clerkship allows a student over time to experience multiple medical disciplines. This is opposed to a traditional clerkship that is specialty-focused, such as pediatrics, and usually lasts for a more discrete period of time, often 6 weeks.

The Olympia LIC is an 11-month longitudinal clerkship with an emphasis on community care and based in the small urban community of Olympia, Washington. It was created in 2014 for students to develop long-term relationships with patients, preceptors, and communities.

Students in the LIC complete the six Patient Care Phase clerkships which include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and OB/GYN. In addition, students complete a 2-week Palliative Care elective.

Successful students are self-directed and organized.

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