CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Clinical instructions will include all organ systems and important aspects of preventive, emergency, acute, chronic, continuing, rehabilitative and end-of-life care. Clinical experiences in community medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, child health, pediatric, psychiatry and surgery will be included both in outpatient, inpatient and emergency settings.
  • Internal Medicine

  • Surgery

  • Family Medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Psychiatry

  • Ob/Gyn

 

Clinical clerkship's at hospitals in USA (Illinois, New Jersey & Florida) emphasize the integrative process of patient care from a patient perspective vs. the traditional departmental-based approach. Multiple departments interact to deliver the curriculum at core clinical sites.

  1. Primary Care – outpatient care in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health/Gynecology, emphasizing management of common chronic diseases and prevention strategies.

  2. Internal Medicine – inpatient and outpatient care of adult illnesses.

  3. Surgical Care – principles of pre-, intra-, and post-operative care, with rotations in general, trauma, vascular, and gynecologic surgery. Includes selective rotations in surgical subspecialties.

  4. Psychiatry and Neurology – diagnosis and therapy of neurologic and psychiatric illness in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Shared approaches to patients with altered mental state.

  5. Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Care – Obstetrics, prenatal care, labor and delivery, newborn nursery, inpatient pediatric care.

Year 4 is focused on preparation for residency, building advanced clinical skills, and exploration of areas of medicine of interest to the student. Six months of coursework are required, including:

1 Selective:

Two months of work in a track that prepares

students for a specific residency discipline, including:

  • Geriatrics

  • Anesthesiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Radiology

  • Neurology & psychiatry

  • Intensive care

  • Cardiology

  • Pulmonary Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

  • Family medicine

2 Elective:

Four months of additional coursework, which may include independent study electives, externships at other approved medical centers, and additional electives of the student’s choice:

 

  • Addiction Medicine                                  

  • Infectious Disease

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • OB/GYN

  • Pain management

  • Pathology

  • Pulmonary Medicine

  • Radiology

  • Anesthesiology

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

  • General Internal Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Hematology/Oncology