Following the first two years of training, students begin their clinical clerkships in the M3 year. In each clerkship, students develop competencies specific to the discipline as well as to the practice of medicine in general. Care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients give students their first experience with both the time commitment and the emotional demands of the physician's life. The Essentials of Clinical Practice and Professionalism 1 (ECP&P1) course was established to assist third year students in preparing for their clerkships by providing training that will help them excel. This is followed by the Essentials of Clinical Practice and Professionalism 2 (ECP&P2) course, which is a graduation requirement for M4 students. 

The two week Neurology requirement is also scheduled in the M3 year, and students are allowed to fill the remaining unscheduled time with electives.  Click here for the list of required and recommended textbooks for the core clerkships and Neurology.

Click here for information about end-of-clerkship examinations procedures, dates, etc.


Family Medicine: 6 Weeks

Medicine: 12 Weeks

Surgery: 8 Weeks

Pediatrics: 6 Weeks

Psychiatry: 6 Weeks

Obstetrics & Gynecology: 6 Weeks 
Neurology: 2 Weeks
Essentials of Clinical Practice and Professionalism

Click here to link to the Office of Student Affairs website for Reporting InstructionsM3 Scheduling Forms, M3 Tracks Schedule and the Attendance Policy for the Core Clerkships.

 Click here for Clerkship Coordinator and Director Contact Information.

Click here for Clinical Site Compliance Requirements and Forms.