From first year to fourth, our medical students receive hands-on clinical training to acquire the skills necessary to become practice-ready physicians. These skills are introduced during the student’s first venture into the medical school curriculum and then taught and evaluated during all four years of their medical school experience.
The Clerkship Year is designed to build on competencies acquired in Foundations to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for clinical care and decision-making in a variety of medical settings. The year is composed of 8 clerkships which are departmentally-based and provide clinical experiences supported by structured educational programs, and a four week longitudinal Bridge Clerkship. Upon completion of this level, students complete a summative clinical skills exam. This is a total of 49 weeks of required clerkships, and 3 weeks of vacation.
|Clerkship||Weeks of Instruction|
Student Designed Clinical Rotations: Go Where You Wanna Go
Beginning in March of the third year, UVM students begin Advanced Integration, which allows students to shape their own professional development. Students design their own rotations in specialties and geographical areas they want to explore further---from urban hospitals to international locales. And because these rotations begin in April and May of the third year, UVM students have a broader array of clinical rotations across the country from which to choose than their counterparts in more traditional curriculums.
Many students take part in student-designed international rotations during their fourth year. Keeping in touch during rotations away from Vermont is facilitated through the use of online COMET modules developed by the College of Medicine, which supplement the clinical experience and ensure consistent development of core knowledge for all students.
|Family Medicine||Nigeria, Bangkok, Haiti, Trinidad, Taiwan, Liberia, Norway, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia|
|Global Health||Nepal, Gambia, Uganda|
|Medicine||India, Vietnam, Mexico, Albania, China, Kenya|
|Pediatrics||India, Uganda, Cambodia, Saipan, Nepal|
|Medical Spanish||Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico|
Last modified November 27 2013 01:12 PM