Clinical Program requirements

  • Successful completion of the Basic Sciences Program
  • USMLE step 1 passing score
  • Good academic standing

Clinical rotations will be assigned to students by the Clinical Coordinator. As students progress through required rotations, he or she will be interacting with the respective clinical chair and/or proctor for each individual rotation. The interactions will include supervised clinical activities, seminars, and lectures.

Core Rotations (48 weeks)

There are six core rotations which every student will have to complete before they are allowed to take the USMLE Step II. The respective department chairs will oversee the rotation within their discipline. The core rotations are:

  • Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  • General Surgery (12 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • Ob / Gyn. (6 weeks)
  • Family Practice (6 weeks)

Total: 48 Weeks


Once students have successfully completed the core rotations, they become eligible to sit for the UMSLE Step II CK & CS

Elective Rotations (28 weeks)

During the last year of training, students can choose which elective rotations they want to take. Twelve weeks must consist of Medical Specialties including four weeks of Neurology (mandatory) and four weeks of Surgical Specialties and four weeks of General Electives. For a list of electives offered, please click here

Total: 28 Weeks

Current Clinical Sites

We offer all core and elective rotations at our affiliated teaching hospitals most of which have ACGME approved residency programs. We also offer rotations in Europe, Asia and North America. The following is a partial list of hospitals where students can complete core rotations in the United States. For a complete list of hospitals and rotations available, contact the Office of Clinical Affairs at 1-888-440-4474

    Jackson Park Hospital (Chicago, IL)

    7531 S. Stony Island Ave
    Chicago,Illinois 60649

    Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 326-bed acute, short-term comprehensive care facility, serving the south side of Chicago since 1913.
    The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary services with a commitment to medical education at all levels. The hospital offers full medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, and substance abuse rehabilitation services as well as medical sub-specialties including cardiology, pulmonary, gastrointestinal disease, renal, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, infectious disease, HIV/STD, hematology/oncology and geriatrics. Quality ambulatory care is provided through the family medicine center (FMC), senior health center (SCC) and Korshak center (sub-specialty clinics, including HIV/STD clinics), conveniently located within the same premises.

    The emergency department projects approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians and medical students.

    Brentwood Hospital (Shreveport, LA)

    1006 Highland Ave.,
    Shreveport,Louisiana 71101

    As Louisiana’s oldest and largest behavioral health provider, Brentwood Hospital is a 200-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility that provides outpatient, partial hospitalization, and hospital inpatient care. Brentwood has served children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in the Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas area for more than 38 years.
    With a diverse medical staff comprised of specialists in various fields, including General, Child, Adolescent, and Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Forensic Medicine, and Pain Management, Brentwood Hospital is devoted to providing highly individualized treatment in a safe and nurturing environment. Brentwood is fully licensed by the state of Louisiana, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and is certified by Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and Champus.

    Harbor Hospital (Baltimore, MD)

    3001 South Hanover Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21225

    Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the community it serves, which includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Howard counties. First established in 1901 as the South Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Clinic, the hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital with the services of a high technology medical center after merging with MedStar Health. MedStar Health is among the top 20 not-for-profit health systems in the country. It consists of community-based hospitals and a wide range of health care services, facilities and primary care centers throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.
    In 2006 and 2007, Harbor Hospital was the winner of the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for Hospitals. Harbor Hospital was designated as a stroke center by MIEMSS and certified as a stroke center by The Joint Commission in 2007.

    Harbor Hospital's residency programs have five-year full accreditation with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Harbor's Categorical Internal Medicine residents score in the top ten percent on standardized tests of medical knowledge and are consistent top performers in the city-wide doctors' dilemma competition in Baltimore. They have a 100 percent pass rate on the ABIM for the past nine out of eleven years. Their Transitional Year and Preliminary Internal Medicine residents have gone on to prestigious residencies in ophthalmology, radiology, anesthesiology, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology throughout the United States.

    North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, CO)

    1801 16th St.
    Greeley, CO 80631

    The hospital opened in the year 1904 as the Greeley Hospital. The name of the facility evolved over the years to Weld County Hospital and that became North Colorado Medical Center. The Center is operated by Banner Health based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital recently expanded its facilities and added a new addition which expanded its emergency room and increased the amount of rooms available for patients in other departments.
    The hospital completed a major expansion in 2005, bringing the number of hospital beds to 398. North Colorado serves as the primary full-service hospital for northern and eastern Colorado, southern Wyoming, western Nebraska and Kansas. North Colorado also has community care clinics in Ault, Eaton, Fort Lupton, Greeley, Johnstown and Windsor.

    North Colorado Medical Center is nationally recognized for excellence in many programs such as burn and trauma care and also offer exceptional care for hyperbaric medicine. The center’s cardiac program was recently recognized as being in the Top 100 in the country. Additionally, the medical center is home to the highest-rated cancer care program in northern Colorado.
    Northern Colorado Medical Center offers clinical rotations in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.

    Atlanta Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

    303 Parkway Drive NE
    Atlanta, GA 30312

    Since its founding in 1901, Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) has been serving the medical needs of the community and the region. The 460-bed tertiary care hospital, which is part of Tenet Georgia, offers specialties in advanced surgery, cardiology, neurology, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics, trauma and rehabilitation. The level II trauma center is supported by aeromedical services providing immediate transportation to critical patients throughout the state.

    AMC is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. The hospital campus also includes a comprehensive cancer center, a Diabetes Metabolic Center, Sheffield HealthCare, a neighborhood community health center, as well as the Wellness Center, which houses the Highland Athletic Club, Atlanta Surgical Weight Loss Center and outpatient rehabilitation program.


    Long Beach Medical Center(Long Beach, NY)

    455 East bay Dr
    Long Beach, NY 11561

    Long BeachLong Beach Medical Center is the primary health care provider for Long Beach Island. It is a comprehensive health care organization which includes a 162-bed acute care hospital, a 200-bed skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitation medicine, a certified home health care agency and numerous outpatient programs. Long Beach Medical Center Hospital includes an emergency department, physical rehabilitation, in-patient psychiatric care, wound and hyperbaric services, and both inpatient and outpatient substance absue services. Orthopedic care is provided in collaboration with the Hospital for Joint Disease of NYU Langone Medical Center, which is ranked by US News & World Report as the nation's 9th best orthopedic hospital.

    From its humble beginnings, today's Medical Center has evolved into a sophisticated community teaching hospital with teaching affiliations with the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Yet, it has never strayed from its mission of healing and its commitment to cater to the individual needs of its patients and its community.

    Rogers Center for Research and Training (West Allis, WI)

    11101 West Lincoln Avenue
    West Allis, WI 53227

    Long BeachThe Rogers Center for Research and Training has its training sites at Rogers Memorial Hospital locations at Milwaukee and Oconomowoc. Residents have been engaged in rotations addressing inpatient care and many have elective placement in eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, child and adolescent psychiatry, substance abuse and research in a private psychiatric hospital setting
    The Rogers Center for Research and Training offers a richly diverse, multidisciplinary environment for the training of health care and social service professionals in the disciplines of mental health. A wide variety of options, from hour-long lectures to full fellowships...create a collegial atmosphere for training physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and allied mental health professionals.

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