Clerkship & Post-Clerkship Curriculum
Beginning in the third year, clerkships immerse students in the experiences associated with a particular field of medicine. Students work full-time at a designated site during each six- to twelve-week rotation period and are assigned on-call duty on scheduled nights and weekends.
There are also a variety of elective opportunities at our affiliated hospitals or at other approved institutions, as well as the option to pursue independent study and advanced clinical mentorship electives.
Students must complete a minimum of 80 weeks of clinical training throughout Years 3 and 4, 68 weeks of which must be taken at Alpert Medical School, including the following:
Students must complete 44 weeks of clerkships in the specialties listed below.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 weeks of clinical electives, 24 weeks of which must be taken at Brown. The 36 weeks of electives must include the following:
This summary depicts a typical course of study. However, students are permitted and encouraged to individualize their course of study both in terms of sequence and course selection.