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Basic Clerkships (Junior Year)

Family Medicine Community Preceptorship 8 weeks
Internal Medicine 12 weeks
Obstetrics and Gynecology 6 weeks
Pediatrics 8 weeks
Psychiatry 6 weeks
Surgery 8 weeks

Senior Year (10 months – July through April)

In addition to the ICE Senior Seminars requirement (Page 34) and four weeks of a Senior Selective, all students must take a minimum of seven (7) four-week rotations chosen from the elective lists.  Nine (9) months of scheduled courses are required.  


In addition to regularly scheduled winter and spring recess, students are allowed ONE month of vacation to be taken during the senior year, unless completing junior year requirements. 


Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) are requirements for graduation.  A separate notification will be mailed to you prior to the start of the senior year. 

Patient Simulators

The Curriculum Committee of the College of Medicine has instituted the use of patient simulators to assess the ability of students to perform history and physical examinations during the junior year. 


During the senior year, you will be required to perform an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).  This OSCE consists of four cases and is very similar in format to the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examination.

The cases cover all areas (emergency medicine, surgery, pediatric, obstetrics, psychiatry and medicine) of ambulatory care.  You will be scheduled for the test sometime during the months of September through November.  A minimum performance will be required.  Appropriate remediation will be arranged should you fail to perform at a minimum level. 

USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) & CS (Clinical Skills)

You must register to take by April 1 of your senior year.  It is suggested that you take this EARLY in the Senior year as programs are referring to these for interviews.