Curriculum - The Clinical Years
Clinical rotations begin upon completion of thesis research and dissertation defense. Flexibility in the time of starting on the clinical rotations permits adjustments to the time required for completion of the thesis. An introductory clinical experience is arranged for the fellows prior to beginning their clinical work.
The M3 rotations for MSTP fellows are identical to those for other medical students and include the following Core Clerkships:
- Internal Medicine
- Child & Adolescent Medicine
- Women's Health
- Family Medicine
Radiology/Imaging is integrated into the above clerkships. Also during the M3 year are Seminars in Medicine (interdisciplinary topics).
After completion of the M3 year, students take the Clinical Comprehensive Assessment II (CCA II) and USMLE Step 2.
The requirements for the M4 year are truncated for MSTP fellows. MSTP fellows complete a subinternship, an Intensive Care Unit rotation, Emergency Medicine, 8 weeks of electives, and a 4 week vacation/interview period. In total these occupy 24 weeks. The full M4 year for medical students differs only in that it includes more electives. MSTP students are welcome to undertake a full M4 year if they so desire.