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.
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 case interactives. 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.