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Clinical Clerkships

Clinical Sciences:

Clinical clerkships provide a supervised educational experience, a part of the clinical component of the program of medical education, and takes place in a teaching hospital acceptable to the University.

Clinical training in hospitals with ACGME residency programs

Clinical core rotations occur during the third and fourth year of medical education. Clinical core rotations are full-time clerkships where the students evaluate patients in a clinical setting. This provides an opportunity to utilize skills and information previously acquired in the Medical Sciences courses and Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses. As active team members of the student and house staff, the students are supervised by attending physicians as they evaluate laboratory data and diagnose patients. Each student’s clinical supervisor evaluates his or her performance according to standards set by the School. The core rotations are completed over the course of 48 weeks.

Medical school students are covered by the St. Martinus malpractice insurance when participating in rotations.

BASIC REQUIRED CLERKSHIPS 48 Weeks
1. INTERNAL MEDICINE 12 Weeks
2. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 6 Weeks
3. PEDIATRICS 6 Weeks
4. PRIMARY CARE/FAMILY MEDICINE/PREVENTIVE MEDICINE 6 Weeks
5. PSYCHIATRY 6 Weeks
6. SURGERY (Including maximum 4 weeks of Subspecialty surgery*) 12 Weeks
*SURGICAL SUBSPECIALTY 4 Weeks*
Surgical subspecialty must be a four (4) week clerkship from the following:
a. Anesthesiology f. Pediatric surgery
b. Neurosurgery g. Plastic surgery
c. Ophthalmology h. Thoracic surgery
d. Otorhinolaryngology i. Urology
e. Orthopedic surgery j. Trauma surgery
ELECTIVE CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS 24  Weeks
Minimum 3 weeks; Maximum 6 weeks; Minimum 4 electives needed from the following:
1. ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MANAGEMENT 2. DERMATOLOGY
3. EMERGENCY MEDICINE 4. FAMILY MEDICINE
5. GYNECOLOGY 6. INTERNAL MEDICINE
7. NEUROLOGY 8. OBSTETRICS
9. OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE 10. OPTHALMOLOGY
11. ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY 12. OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
13. PEDIATRICS 14. REHABILITATION & PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
15. RADIOLOGY 16. ONCOLOGY
17. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE 18. CARDIOLOGY
19. ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY 20. AMBULATORY CARE
21. CRITICAL CARE 22. ENDOCHRONOLOGY AND METABOLISM
23. INFECTIOUS DISEASE 24. GASTROENTEROLOGY
25. GERONTOlOGY 26. NEPHROLOGY
27. PULMONOLOGY 28. RHEUMATOLOGY
29. NEONATOLOGY 30. PATHOLOGY

Clinical Rotation Spots are available in the following states in the USA for all students:

Alabama
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
North Carolina
Massachusetts
Michigan
Ohio
Utah
Virginia

Current Clinical Clerkships are also available in Europe, Canada, United Kingdom, Curacao and India.

Details of the Clerkship locations and affiliations are not published on the website at the request of the participating Hospitals. These details are only provided to current students as they prepare to attend the Clerkships for SMUFOM. For additional clarification of this policy, please contact: 877-681-4SMU (4768)

A total of 72 weeks of clinical rotations are required divided in 4 semesters. To access the Clinical Handbook please follow the link: link Clinical Clerkships

  • Non Refundable Policy on Clinical Rotations
  • No Refund request is accepted after the Clerkship fees are paid and the Clinical Site is confirmed by the University
  • No refund is given if the student is dismissed from the University, or if the Clinical site fails to perform adequately in the Clinical rotation

Note: If a student wants to engage in a clerkship that is not mentioned above, they can request the Clinical Dean’s office to grant them permission. These situations are dealt with on a case by case basis.