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Information for Students About M-SEARCH Clinical Sites
The M-SEARCH Program is working with clinical sites across the entire state of Michigan to increase the number of locations for students to complete rotations. Examples of M-SEARCH Clinical Sites include Community Health Centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics, Small and Rural Hospital-Affiliated Clinics/Offices, and others.
External Resources for Students
National Health Service Corps Testimonials (Video)
Videos describing the experiences of NHSC clinicians.
Introduction to Community Health Centers (Video)
Video on the Michigan Primary Care Association's (MPCA) YouTube Page.
In-depth Look at Community Health Centers across Michigan (Video)
Video on the MPCA YouTube Page.
Already know where you want to do a rotation?
If you are an eligible health professional student and would like to complete a rotation in a specific underserved area of Michigan because you are considering practicing there when you graduate, try working with a primary care site in that area to get them involved in the M-SEARCH program. As long as the site is in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and meets certain requirements set by your school, that clinic may be able to enroll in M-SEARCH so you and other students can complete M-SEARCH clinical rotations there. To get an idea if the clinic you are interested in is in a HPSA, try entering the physical address into this website: http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/GeoAdvisor/ShortageDesignationAdvisor.aspx.
If the clinic has a facility HPSA designation (not a geographic or population group designation) it may not be found at the website above. To see a list of HPSA designations by state and county that includes facilities, use this website: http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov/.