Undergraduate Medical Education

Program Director: Marc Kimball, MD |  Marc.Kimball@mainehealth.org

Program Administrator: Julie Carvelli | Julie.Carvelli@mainehealth.org

Teaching Format: Clinical, Small Group, Workshops
Learner Type: Pre-Clerkship Second Year Medical Students
Estimated Time Commitment: 14 days:  7 Mondays and 7 Tuesdays spread over 6 months
Time of Year: August – December

The Competency-based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP) Course serves as the initial exposure to the clinical setting for second year medical students in the Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Medical Center (MaineTrack) program. CAP aims to provide an early exposure to primary care and support the development of mentoring relationships between the faculty members and their students.

During CAP, MaineTrack students will travel within the state to work with assigned Maine primary care faculty members at their practices. Students are responsible for meeting a list of competencies with preceptor supervision and completing several course assignments.

Learn more about the program here.

Click HERE for a downloadable CAP Teaching Opportunities handout.

Faculty instructors are needed for additional CAP teaching opportunities (e.g., workshops, physical diagnosis sessions), click HERE for more information.

Meet the CAP Course Director: Marc D. Kimball, MD FAAFP FASAM


Dr. Kimball is a board-certified Family Physician and Addiction Specialist.  He attended the Ohio Wesleyan University and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center, where, afterward, he served as Chief Resident.  Additionally, he completed his fellowship in Addiction Medicine through a joint partnership between Maine Medical Center and USVA Togus.  He currently practices Primary Care and Addiction Medicine at Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Family Medicine.

He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of  the Maine Medical Center Department of Undergraduate Medical Education, where he serves as the Course Director of the Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care for TUSM/Maine Track.  He also teaches in the MMC/USVA Addiction Fellowship, Precepts Family Medicine Residents and TUSM Medical Students.