Compare Our Programs
The Campus and Community Options are two different paths through the same program. You’ll want to compare the programs to decide which one is right for you.
The academic and clinical curriculums and credit requirements for each program are essentially the same.
The main difference between the program options is how academic coursework and clinical preceptorship are balanced throughout the program.
The Campus Option emphasizes academic content in the first part of the program, transitioning to focus on clinical practice in the program’s second half. Preceptorship happens after you’re done with academic classes.
The Community Option is structured so you conduct academic learning and clinical learning side by side each semester. The exception is the last semester, which is clinical learning only.
|Campus Option||Community Option|
|Days on Campus||2-3 days/week for first 3.5 semesters||5 days/week during 11 2-week intensives during first 5 semesters|
|Where you live||On campus during academic work, then elsewhere for preceptorship||In your hometown or another location within the United States|
|Clinical Rotations||With local perinatal practice during semesters 2 and 3||None. Preceptorship starts with midwives where you live in semester 1 or 2|
|Preceptorship||Starts in semester 5, often away from Bridgton. 42 credit hours required||Starting in semester 1 or 2. Semester 6 is preceptorship only. 46 credit hours required|