Clinical Clerkship Curriculum
(PCAC Curriculum Track)
The Clinical Clerkship curriculum leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree is an 84-week program designed to educate and equip osteopathic physicians with skills necessary to enable them to enter primary care practice or pursue further graduate training related to a medical specialty.
In the Clinical Clerkship program, there is a planned emphasis on preparing students for practice in ambulatory settings. MSUCOM's curricular emphasis reflects the college's responsiveness to the shifts in practice environment from hospital to outpatient care, by providing increased continuity in training and offering students experience working with allied health professionals in a team approach.
The college has developed an innovative primary care ambulatory clerkship (PCAC) program to teach medical students the clinical skills they will need to function in the 21st century. The ambulatory clerkship includes 24 weeks of clinical education in various community ambulatory care settings. This clerkship includes clinical education objectives from family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and psychiatry.