Students must have successfully completed all pre-clerkship courses prior to beginning clerkships. A total of 96 clinical units (15.5 months) are required for graduation.
NOTE: Graduation requirements for clinical training are subject to change.
Core Clerkships (Required)
These clerkships must be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:
MED 300A: Internal Medicine Core Clerkship - 12 units (8 weeks)
SURG 300A: Surgery Core Clerkship - 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: Critical Care Core - 6 units (4 weeks)
FAMMED 301A: Family Medicine Core - 6 units (4 weeks)
MED 313A: Ambulatory Medicine/Emergency Medicine Core - 6 units (4 weeks)
NENS 301A: Neurology Core - 6 units (4 weeks)
OBGYN 300A: Obstetrics and Gynecology Core - 9 units (6 weeks)
PEDS 300A: Pediatrics Core - 12 units (8 weeks)
PSYC 300A: Psychiatry Core - 6 units (4 weeks)
These clerkships may be completed any time prior to graduation:
Selective I: Fundamentals of Clinical Care - 6 units (4 weeks)
Selective II: Subinternship - 6 units (4 weeks)
Elective - 9 units (6 weeks)
- Periods 5 and 6 of the final clerkship year are blocked from scheduling core clerkships for residency interviews and USMLE preparation. Students wishing to schedule a core clerkship during these periods may petition the Registrar’s Office should they need to schedule during these periods.
- 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
- Family Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology and Psychiatry must be started no later than Period 10 of the graduating year
Click here for a full list of available clerkships.
For details on clerkship scheduling processes and procedures, see the Clerkship Fishbowl website.
updated August 2019