• Program Director: Jennifer Hayman, MD | Jennifer.hayman@mainehealth.org
  • Program Administrator: Madi Brooks | Madeline.Brooks@mainehealth.org
  • Teaching Format: Bedside teaching, Skills Assessment, Didactic, Feedback and Evaluation
  • Learner Type: Third Year Medical Students, primarily Tufts with occasional University of New England students
  • Estimated Time Commitment: Varies by Clerkship and overall time commitment can typically be altered to meet your availability
  • Time of Year: March – February

Maine Medical Center offers core clerkships, as part of the traditional block educational model, during the third year of medical school which are the critical component of the third year clinical training.  Core clerkships consist of eight weeks each of internal medicine and surgery, and six weeks each of family medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry. These immersive experiences expand clinical knowledge and strengthen clinical skills and reasoning, positioning students for success in their first year of postgraduate training.

Students spend several days, or more, per week with clerkship preceptors seeing patients, while receiving direct observation and individualized feedback from their preceptors. If you are interested in precepting third year clerkship students in the block model, please contact Dr. Hayman.


Jennifer Hayman, MD

Jennifer Hayman, MD

Dr. Hayman is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center where, in addition to active inpatient clinical service, she is involved medical education leadership, medical group and hospital leadership, and participates in advocacy work to prevent unsafe sleep related infant deaths in Maine.

Dr. Hayman is the Director of Curriculum for the Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Track. She has received “Excellence in Teaching” and “Notable” teaching awards from TUSM, and special citations for her Grand Rounds Presentations. She also received the “Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year” award from the Pediatric Residency Program at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.  She sits on the Board of Trustees for Maine Health Medical Group, where she participates in in promoting physician leadership and academic integration across the health system.

Dr. Hayman has been an advocate for infant safe sleep since 2008, during which time she has provided educational and training sessions state-wide on the subject of teaching safe sleep practices to newborn and infant care providers.  Dr. Hayman also participates in the statewide multidisciplinary Safe Sleep Task Force and the Maine CDC’s Maternal, Infant and Fetal Mortality Review Panel. Maine Children’s Trust awarded her their “Professional Advocate of the Year” award in 2011, and awarded the BBCH the “Business Collaborator of the Year” Award in 2014, for partnering on Safe Sleep advocacy in Maine.  Dr. Hayman founded the Cribs for Kids, Maine Chapter, to increase access to safe sleep environments to all Maine families. She has presented at conferences in Maine and nationally on infant safe sleep, and has publications on clinical, medical education, and infant safe sleep topics.