4.7: Clerkship Requirements

Students must have successfully completed all pre-clerkship courses prior to beginning clerkships. A total of 93 clinical units (15.5 months) are required for graduation.

NOTE: Graduation requirements for clinical training are subject to change.

These clerkships must be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:

Clerkship # Department Title Units
MED 300A Medicine General Medicine Core 12 (2 months)
SURG 300A Surgery General Surgery 12 (2 months)

Two of the clerkships below (assigned by draw process) must also be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:

Clerkship # Department Title Units
ANES 306A Anesthesia Critical Care Clerkship 6 (1 month)
FAMMED 301A Family & Community Medicine Family Medicine Core 6 (1 month)
MED 313A Medicine Ambulatory Internal Medicine 6 (1 month)
NENS 301A Neurology Neurology Core 6 (1 month)
OBGYN 300A Obstetrics & Gynecology Basic Gynecology & Obstetrics 9 (1.5 months)
PEDS 300A Pediatrics Child Health 12 (2 months)
PSYC 300A Psychiatry Basic Core Psychiatry 6 (1 month)
  • Medicine and Surgery must be completed in first 12 months of starting clerkships
  • Pediatrics, OBGYN Must be started by period 7 of the graduating year
  • Neurology and Psychiatry must be started by period 9 of the graduating year
  • Family Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care must be started no later than Period 10 of the graduating year

These clerkships may be completed any time prior to graduation:

Clerkship # Units
Selective I: Fundamentals of Clinical Care 6 (1 month)
Selective II: Subinternship 6 (1 month)
Elective 6 (1 month)

updated August 2013

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