LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSLS 10) - Less than a year since opening its doors, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in cooperation with Central Virginia Family Physicians, will open a community care clinic designed to serve Lynchburg in July.
Members say such outpatient partnerships support the education of student physicians and complement the partnership the university already has with Centra Health.
The partnership with CVFP is the first of what LUCOM leadership hopes will be many mutually beneficial, collaborative alliances within the Central Virginia medical community.
They say both Liberty nursing and medical students benefit from the practical experience gained while working with Centra's specialty care physicians and other health care professionals in hospital-based clinical settings.
"This patient-centered, primary care medical center will allow our students to see, evaluate, and participate in the treatment of patients under the supervision of physician instructors," said Ronnie Martin, D.O., FACOFP-dist, dean of LUCOM.
The clinic is located on Wards Road in the K-Mart shopping center and will provide family medicine, internal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, and women's health to residents of Lynchburg and the surrounding areas.