MD Admissions

Core 2

Core 2 Principles

January, Year 2 — December, Year 3

Core Clerkships

  • Sub-divided into four 12 week blocks
    • Block A: Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks), Pediatrics (6 weeks)
    • Block B: Family Medicine (4 weeks), Internal Medicine (8 weeks)
    • Block C: Surgery (8 weeks), Specialty Services (Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology) (4 weeks)
    • Block D: Neurology (4 weeks), Psychiatry (4 weeks), Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)

Doctoring 2

  • Monthly series that utilizes near peer mentoring, narrative medicine exercises, and longitudinal faculty preceptor relationships to process personal and professional experiences over the clerkship year

Clerkship Practicum

  • A longitudinal, 7 session curriculum that emphasizes core health systems sciences topics and clinical skills that students can directly apply to the care of their patients throughout their clinical rotations
    • Clerkships emphasize management of acute and chronic illnesses across all age groups in both inpatient and ambulatory settings; clinical therapeutics, advanced communication skills, patient safety, structural and social determinants of health, and interprofessional team-based practices are incorporated into all clerkships
    • Computerized simulation mannequins and standardized patients used in addition to patients for clinical skills, procedures, and physical exams
    • Five major teaching hospitals within walking distance of the school
    • Weekly didactics reinforce evidence-based concepts underlying clinical disease in each clerkship
    • Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail Grading