Undergraduate Medical Education Completes Its First Year
Last year in July Bayhealth launched Undergraduate Medical Education (UME). A cohort of 11 third-year medical students from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) just completed their core clinical rotations at Bayhealth for one year. Each year beginning in July, a new group will join Bayhealth for UME. One purpose for the program is to act as a natural progression into Graduate Medical Education (GME), more commonly known as residency programs. The residency programs will begin at Bayhealth starting on July 1, 2021.
The first year of the UME program at Bayhealth went very well. Students praised Bayhealth as well as the physicians who educated them. PCOM medical student Lauren Chew had an overwhelmingly positive experience. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at Bayhealth over the past year. The physicians, nurses and ancillary staff were incredibly welcoming. They always made sure that I was learning as well as contributing to the team and to the care of the patient. I feel that I have been prepared extremely well as I start this next chapter in becoming a physician,” said Lauren.
The next group of students will start their year of rotations beginning July 1, 2020. The hope for the future is that a GME program at Bayhealth will entice medical students like Chew to stay in Delaware to pursue their residencies and continue their careers.
Pictured above is Lauren Chew, a student among the first class of UME program students to complete her clinical rotations at Bayhealth and Graduate Medial Education Chair and Colorectal Surgeon Assar Rather, MD, FACS, FASCRS.