Structure of the Clinical Years Curriculum
Students attend introductory sessions one week prior to joining Med III. During these sessions, they complete their BLS program, Infectious Control training, in addition to an extensive orientation to the program, expected outcomes, code of conduct, assessment and grading policies, hospital sites and their policies, etc. They then rotate in 7 core clerkships in pre-established groups, and they have 4 weeks of vacation.
|Clerkship/Thread||Duration in weeks|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||8|
|Longitudinal Program||Throughout Med III|
|Continuity Experience Clerkship||Longitudinal & Vertical – Begins in Med III|
Nine core clerkships of different length are offered in Med IV, in addition to elective rotations, one capstone week and a four-week vacation. Students build their own schedule after an orientation around 7 months prior to joining their senior year. This flexibility facilitates career and residency planning.
|Clerkship||Duration in weeks|
|Intensive Care Medicine||4|
|Pathology & Laboratory Medicine||2|
|Anesthesiology & Rehabilitation||4|
|Continuity Experience Clerkship||Longitudinal & Vertical – Ends in Med IV|