Stepping Out of the MD Curriculum Sequence

Students planning to step out of the MD curriculum sequence are required to notify key MD stakeholders by completing the "Intention to Step Out of MD Curriculum" online form in order to track academic progress. The form requires that students discuss their plans with their assigned Advising Dean and Educators-4-CARE faculty and the information will be shared with the Assistant Director for Medical Student Research and Scholarship to ensure that academic requirements have been met and a plan for re-entry into the MD curriculum is established.

Intention to Step Out of the MD Curriculum Form

Clinical Skills and Acquisition Maintenance Plan for Non-MSTP Students

The Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) adopted in the fall of 2009 a policy that “each student [leaving the curriculum for one year or more] be required to develop and document a Clinical Skills Acquisition and Maintenance Plan (with the assistance of a faculty advisor and E4C faculty mentor) to maintain and refresh their clinical skills before they step out from the curriculum, even though each such plan might not be the same for every student.

Please complete the form below once a plan has been developed in coordination with your E4C Faculty.

Clinical Skills and Acquisition Maintenance Plan Form (non-MSTP)

MSTP Clinical Skills Acquistion, Maintenance and Reentry Plan

Students enrolled in the MSTP program require a more detailed Clinical Skills Maintenance Plan due to their extended time out of the MD curricular sequence. The detailed plan can be found here. Please contact Dr. Gary Schoolnik,, to begin the process of creating your plan.


Questions: Bahij Austin, Assistant Director for Curriculum Management and Development,


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