In addition to the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Continuity Clinic at the hospital, a continuity experience has been developed at an Internal Medicine-Pediatric practice site. Lakes Region Primary Care is a comprehensive Internal Medicine-Pediatric primary care practice located in Windham, Maine, 20 miles northwest of Portland. It is located at the entrance to the beautiful Sebago Lakes region, a popular summer destination and home to a growing community of young families. This practice consists of five Internist-Pediatricians as well as a Pediatrician, a Nurse Practitioner, and a Physician Assistant, all working to keep a vibrant community healthy. This site integrates teaching and patient care with both residents and medical students.
The Maine Practice Network (MPN) provides training sites for Internal Medicine and Med-Peds residents at MMC as well as for students from area medical schools. Rural practice sites and interested preceptors have been selected with great care. The goal of the Med-Peds Rural Rotation is for residents to acquire practice skills in both ambulatory and hospital settings in communities away from the subspecialty environment of a tertiary hospital. Each resident spends two months at an MPN site, at which housing is provided if the location is not within driving distance of Portland.