This information is for current Stanford students, and is related to the required clerkship curriculum. Required clerkships are closed to visiting students. Students must have successfully completed all pre-clerkship requirements prior to beginning clerkships.
Please refer to Section 4 of the MD Program Handbook and Policy Manual for additional information.
A total of 96 clinical units (16 months) are required for graduation.
NOTE: Graduation requirements for clinical training are subject to change.
To be completed within the student's first 12 months:
|Internal Medicine Core Clerkship (MED300A)||Dept. of Medicine||12 units (8 weeks)|
|Surgery Core Clerkship (SURG300A)|| Dept. of Surgery
||12 units (8 weeks)|
Two of the clerkships below (assigned by draw process) must also be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:
|ANES 306A||Anesthesia||Critical Care Clerkship||6 (4 weeks)|
|FAMMED 301A||Family & Community Medicine||Family Medicine Core||6 (4 weeks)|
|MED 313A||Medicine/Emergency Medicine
||Ambulatory Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine||6 (4 weeks)|
|NENS 301A||Neurology||Neurology Core||6 (4 weeks)|
|OBGYN 300A||Obstetrics & Gynecology||Basic Gynecology & Obstetrics||9 (6 weeks)|
|PEDS 300A||Pediatrics||Child Health||12 (8 weeks)|
|PSYC 300A||Psychiatry||Basic Core Psychiatry||6 (4 weeks)|
- Medicine and Surgery must be completed in first 12 months of starting clerkships
- Pediatrics, OBGYN must be started no later than period 7 of the graduating year
- Family Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology and Psychiatry must be started no later than Period 10 of the graduating year
These clerkships may be completed any time prior to graduation:
6 (4 weeks)
6 (4 weeks)
Clerkship entry prior to 2015-16: 6 (4 weeks)
If clerkship entry was on or after 2015-16:
9 (6 weeks)