M Health Fairview Longitudinal Interprofessional Integrated Clerkship (FLIIC)

FLIIC is a new nine month interdisciplinary educational experience in which medical and family nurse practitioner students spend nine months training in a community setting. FLIIC's inaugural class will begin their training in September 2021 and will primarily be hosted by the MHealth Fairview Eagan Clinic and MHealth Fairview Ridges Hospital. Students will develop a panel of patients that they follow longitudinally across different phases of care and will work closely with interdisciplinary preceptors.

In addition to the focus on interdisciplinary care and education, students will engage in a leadership development curriculum which stresses the personal aspects of leadership as they impact the clinical experience. The curriculum will be facilitated by Tom Gilliam, RN. A nurse by training and former Chief of Staff of the Medical School, Tom was the co-founder of the Rothenberger Leadership Academy, a cohort style leadership program for physician faculty as well as the Resident Leadership Academy, a 1 year leadership program for senior medical residents.


Area of Focus

All students will be participating in an interdisciplinary healthcare leadership curriculum and the educational schedule is intentionally designed with a great deal of flexibility to help promote independent learning and ability to follow patients across the system. A smaller program, FLIIC offers students the ability to tailor the experience to their individual learning objectives and will depend on the students for ongoing quality improvement projects and the opportunity to shape the future of the LIC.

This new LIC will be best for trail blazing, adaptable students with an interest in longitudinal community medicine. While FLIIC focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of medicine and honing both formal and informal leadership skills we encourage all students, regardless of formal experience in these areas, to apply.


Clerkships Completed

● Emergency Medicine

● Internal Medicine


● Pediatrics

● ICU Sub-Internship

● Surgery

● Primary Care Selective

Total Credits Completed: 36

● Additional opportunities in Oncology, Palliative Care, Colorectal Surgery and other specialties.



Matthew Foehrenbacher, MD

FLIIC Co-Director


Kendahl Moser-Bleil, MD

FLIIC Co-Director