Medical Education


Mission: Evangelical Community Hospital is committed to advancing medical education by offering high quality clinical experiences to learners at each stage of medical training!


Advanced Practice Providers (CRNP, CRNA, PA, CNM):             

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Rotations are typically four weeks in length, beginning on a Monday and concluding four weeks later on a Friday in full-week increments (with the exception of holidays). If you require a different length of rotation, please make a comment in the "other" box with specific rotation lengths and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Electives Available

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Neurology and Psychology
  • Orthopedics
  • OB/GYN
  • Surgical Subspecialty (Breast/Vascular/Orthopaedics/General)
  • Vascular Surgery

Application Details
Please be prepared to submit your application along with the following requirements:

  • Specific Rotation Request (including subspecialty requirements, 4-week block dates) 
  • School Name and Supervisor Contact Information
  • Personal Statement

Advanced Practice Providers Application Advanced Practice Providers Application


Medical Student Clinical Rotations            

Qualifications
Candidates for the Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program must:

  1. Be enrolled in a medical school within the United States
  2. Have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Level 1, or National Board Dental Examination (NBDE)
  3. Be in the final year of medical school at the time of the clerkship
  4. Be in good academic standing at their medical school
  5. Have received the required immunizations

Priority

  • Clinical Rotations for medical students are mostly limited to affiliated schools.
  • Other visiting medical student applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Rotations are limited to the availability of providers, specialists, and departments. We cannot guarantee any rotations outside of our affiliated schools.

Electives Available

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Neurology and Psychology
  • Orthopedics
  • OB/GYN
  • Surgical Subspecialty (Breast/Vascular/Orthopaedics/General)
  • Vascular Surgery

Application Details

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Rotations are always four weeks in length, beginning on a Monday and concluding four weeks later on a Friday in full-week increments (with the exception of holidays).

To prepare for applications, you should anticipate the following requirements necessary to apply:

  • Specific Rotation Request (including subspecialty requirements, 4 week block dates) 
  • School Name and Supervisor Contact Information
  • Personal Statement

Medical Student Clinical Rotations Application Medical Student Clinical Rotations Application


Graduate Level Rotations (Residents and Fellows)          
  • Visiting Resident and Fellow elective rotations are available in select subspecialties from those programs who are affiliated with Evangelical Hospital.
  • Please contact your program director and designated institutional official (DIO) to determine eligibility.

Pharmacy Student Rotations         

We offer clinical rotations in pharmacy with our affiliated schools.

Application Details
Rotations are typically four weeks in length, beginning on a Monday and concluding four weeks later on a Friday in full-week increments (with the exception of holidays). If you require a different length of rotation, please enter the dates in the open field.

If you are interested in completing a rotation, please fill out this application:
Pharmacy Student Rotation Application Pharmacy Student Rotation Application

If you have any questions about pharmacy rotations, please contact:
Randall Strausser
Director of Pharmacy Services
[email protected]
570-522-2582


Nursing Student Clinical Rotations 

For questions or rotation requests please contact:
Alison DiFranks
Associate Executive Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 570-522-2504


Clinical Rotations: Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy, and Cardiac Rehabilitation           

We offer clinical rotations in physical, occupational, speech therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation with our affiliated schools.

Application Details

Rotations will begin on a Monday, with the exception of holidays.

If you are interested in completing a rotation please fill out this application:

Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Rotation Application Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Rotation Application

If you have questions, please use the following contact information:

Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant students:
Lindie Wynn, PTA CCCE
570-884-3600
[email protected]

Occupational Therapist/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant:
Jennifer Umstead, COTA
[email protected]

Speech Therapy:
Kara Rothermel, PT 
Director of Rehabilitation Services
570-522-4005
[email protected]

Cardiac Rehabiliation
Carmell Weaver RN, BSN
Cardiac Rehab Coordinator
570-522-2676
[email protected]


Surgical Technician Rotations            

We offer clinical surgical technician rotations with our affiliated schools.

Application details:
Rotations will begin on a Monday, with the exception of holidays.

If you are interested in completing a rotation , please fill out this application:

Surgical Technician Rotation Application Surgical Technician Rotation Application

If you have questions, please use the following contact information:
Michele Crawford, RN, BSN, CNOR
Professional Nurse Educator, Surgical Services
570-522-2450
[email protected]


Shadowing             

We offer 1-week shadowing experiences for College Students throughout the year in multiple specialties.

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  • This program is designed for:
    • Students who require shadowing hours to apply for the Physician Assistant Program
    • Students interested in an advanced degrees such as medical school and would like to spend time with a Physician or APP
    • College Students who may be interested in PT/OT/Speech therapy or those who require clinical shadowing hours to apply to a program. 
      • Questions about this program should be sent to Kyle Swartzlander, PTA at [email protected]
    • College level students interested in Radiology Technology Programs (CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Sonography)
  • We do not accept students <18 years of age. High school level students should consider applying for our high school internship program offered each summer.

Shadowing Application Shadowing Application


Summer High School Internship Program   

Evangelical Community Hospital is seeking high school sophomores or juniors that are considering a career in healthcare to apply for our summer internship program! 

This internship will consist of one required week in a classroom in June, followed by job shadowing in select clinical areas of the students’ choice throughout July.

The application period will be March 1 through May 1 each year. Limited seats are available, and students will be interviewed for program acceptance. 

If you are interested in the High School Internship for Summer 2024, please complete this application.

Contact Tiffany Clemens for questions at [email protected]

Students over 18 years of age who have a specific career interest in mind should consider Job Shadowing through Medical Education.


Social Work             

We offer clinical rotations for students working on their BSW and/or MSW with our affiliated schools.

If you are interested in completing a rotation, please fill out the application by clicking the button below.
Social Work Application Social Work Application

If you have questions, please use the following contact information:
Shira Vergauwen, MSW, LSW
Director, Care Coordination
570-522-2789
[email protected]


                     
  • Meet Our TeamAdministrative Assistant
    Senior
    Kelly Hottenstein
    570-522-2990

    Medical Director
    of Medical Education
    Kelly Baldwin, MD
    Contact Us! (email)

 

 The ECH Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC) will develop and oversee plans and strategies for medical education across the system.

Including but not limited to:

  • Defining the resource need and allocation including financial planning for medical education
  • Developing long lasting collaborations with local universities and healthcare systems
  • Serving the healthcare needs of the community through medical education by increasing quality of care.
  • Focusing on the relevance of education to the community and the importance of rural healthcare and education.
  • Creating and/or disseminate professional education and training addressing the learning needs of physicians, residents, students, advanced practice providers and other health care professionals.
  • Developing educational policy to improve the quality, safety, and value of health care.
  • Supporting the professional fulfillment of medical learners
  • Reviewing and tracking defined metrics and outcomes including recruitment, retention, and engagement as it pertains to medical education.

 

Members
Kelly Baldwin, MD MSMEd
Michael Adler, MD
John Devine, MD
Patrick McKillion, MD
Todd Stefan, MD
Benjamin Keyser, DO
Julie Edkin, PA-C
Elyse Chadderdon
Kelly Hottenstein
Jerome Panisak
Teresa Swenson
Brian Wolfe