• Program Director: Marybeth Ford, MD | Marybeth.Ford@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
  • Estimated Time Commitment: 1/2 day per week for 9-10 months/year
  • Time of Year: May – February

Click HERE for a downloadable LIC Teaching Opportunities handout.

The Maine Track program offers a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model during the third year of medical school.  In the LIC model, medical students spend 9-10 months, of the M3 year, embedded in communities throughout the state of Maine (from Portland to Caribou, and Farmington to Damariscotta, there are sites encompassing our entire state). At their sites, students complete their six core clerkships, which consist of internal medicine, surgery, 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 time 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 LIC model, please contact Dr. Ford.


Marybeth Ford, MD

Dr. Marybeth Ford attended the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Tufts/New England Eye Center and a fellowship in Oculoplastics at the Royal Victoria Hospital / McGill University in Montreal.  She has practiced Ophthalmology in midcoast Maine for over 30 years.

She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and a member of the Faculty/ Maine Medical Center (MMC) Department of Medical Education. She completed the META Scholar Program/MITE Academy at MMC in 2012-2014 and the Clinical Teaching Program at the Stanford University Faculty Development Center (SFDC) in 2016. She currently is the Director of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) for the TUSM/MMC Maine Track Program.