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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Clinical curriculum

Year 3

The third year program begins in May and extends for 48 weeks.  The curriculum includes six required 8-week clerkships and a concurrent third year Doctoring course.

Six required 8-week clerkships
Internal Medicine Surgery Pediatrics OB-GYN Psychiatry Primary Care
Doctoring 3

The clerkships consist of a mixture of in-patient and ambulatory rotations on various services that provide in-depth, supervised patient care experiences.  Each clerkship includes required didactic sessions and interactive cases.  The Doctoring 3 course consists of bimonthly longitudinal small groups led by faculty members who remain with their group throughout the year as the students rotate through their clerkships.  Doctoring 3 themes include advanced interviewing techniques, clinical reasoning, clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and ethics/jurisprudence.