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Structure of the Clinical Years Curriculum

Med III:

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
Internal Medicine  8
Surgery  8
Obstetrics & Gynecology  8
Pediatrics  8
Neurology  4
Primary Care  4
Psychiatry  4
Longitudinal Program  Throughout Med III
Continuity Experience Clerkship  Longitudinal & Vertical – Begins in Med III

Med IV:

Eight core clerkships of different length are offered in Med IV, in addition to elective rotations, 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
Emergency Medicine  4
Selective in Medicine  4
Selective in Surgery  4
Ophthalmology  2
Otolaryngology  2
Pathology  2
Anesthesiology  2
Electives  20
Continuity Experience Clerkship  Longitudinal & Vertical – Ends in Med IV


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