The goal of the required clerkships is to expose students to the wide range of clinical activities associated with each discipline. Students master core competencies unique to each clerkship as well as general communication and professionalism competencies that are observed in all. The majority of the inpatient experiences take place at the University of Chicago Medicine or NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospital Campus (with the exception of Family Medicine, which is located at MacNeal Hospital in a nearby suburb). Outpatient experiences can be in a variety of clinics around the Chicagoland area, but tend to be concentrated in the University of Chicago outpatient clinics.
Third Year Clerkships
Fourth Year Clerkships
The Foundations in Clinical Medicine (FICM) elective course is a seven day immersive experience designed to prepare second year students for the transition into the third year. The course uses lecture, small group discussion, and hands-on practice to expose students to data interpretation, clinical procedures, and case presentations in preparation for the clerkship experience.
The Introduction to the Clinical Biennium is a three-day event which trains rising third year students in the hands-on skills that they will need as they complete the required clerkships throughout their third and fourth years of medical school.
Professionalism in Medicine