MD Training - Years III and IV

Year III marks the beginning of the clinical component of the undergraduate medical education program. All students must complete a 6- week surgery core clerkship or Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC).

Third-Year Clerkship

Core clerkships and the selective clerkships must be taken under the direct, personal supervision of Brown faculty;  no exceptions are permitted. Other courses should not be scheduled concurrently with a required core clerkship, and ambulatory longitudinal clerkships are no longer permitted during this rotation.

Fourth-Year Electives and Sub-Internships

There is a wide variety of elective opportunities in general pediatric, vascular, transplant, and colorectal surgery. In planning electives, students should consult faculty members and staff to discuss a plan for electives that corresponds to their career goals and interests. Please refer to the Oasis course catalog (requires login) for all current elective and sub-I offerings. 

Interested in Becoming a Surgeon? 

Check out this great resource from the American College of Surgeons for information on finding residency programs, surgical specialties and useful links! 

Get more information

1. Go to the Core Clerkship in Surgery site for schedules, handbooks, and more.

2. Reach out to Megan Dias Blais, Clerkship Coordinator at mdiasblais@lifespan.org or 401-444-8393 for any questions or concerns. 

3. Contact the Clerkship Directors: Beth Ryder, MD- BRyder@Lifespan.org 

      Michael Connolly, MD- MConnolly5@Lifespan.org