Clinical Clerkship General Description
The Clinical Clerkship Program is under the supervision of MSUCOM and cooperatively managed by Academic Programs, the clinical departments, Student Services and the C3 Directors at designated clinical training centers (Base Hospitals). The student’s clinical clerkship program is conducted in a community-based training site under the supervision of the on-site Director of Medical Education. A didactic series, the Core Clinical Concepts (C3) curriculum, is provided by the college for base hospitals to deliver to students during their first year of clerkship (3rd year of medical school). During the base hospital training program, students undertake clinical training in the major medical and surgical disciplines, with primary focus on core rotations in General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, and Emergency Medicine. Each rotation is directed toward the student developing clinical competence (knowledge, procedures/skills, clinical problem solving, and professional attitudes and behaviors) in the diagnosis and management of fundamental medical problems associated with the particular medical discipline. Didactic elements for these areas are accomplished via the Required Rotation (R2) portion of the curriculum.