Clerkship Requirements

This information is for current Stanford students, and is related to the required clerkship curriculum. Required clerkships are closed to visiting students. Students must have successfully completed all pre-clerkship requirements prior to beginning clerkships. A total of 96 clinical units (15.5 months) are required for graduation.

Please refer to Section 4 of the MD Program Handbook and Policy Manual for additional information.

NOTE: Graduation requirements for clinical training are subject to change.

These clerkships must be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:

Clerkship # Department Title Units
MED 300A Medicine Internal Medicine Core Clerkship 12 (2 months)
SURG 300A Surgery Surgery Core Clerkship 12 (2 months)


Two of the clerkships below (assigned by draw process) must also be completed within the student’s first 12 months of clinical rotations:

 

Clerkship #

Department

Title

Units

ANES 306A

Anesthesia

Critical Care Core Clerkship

6 (1 month)

FAMMED 301A

Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine Core Clerkship

6 (1 month)

MED 313A/EMED 313A

Medicine/Emergency Medicine

Ambulatory/Emergency Medicine Core Clerkship

6 (1 month)

NENS 301A

Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Neurology Core Clerkship

6 (1 month)

OBGYN 300A

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology Core Clerkship

9 (1.5 months)

PEDS 300A

Pediatrics

Pediatrics Core Clerkship

12 (2 months)

PSYC 300A

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Core Clerkship

6 (1 month)


  • Medicine and Surgery must be completed in first 12 months of starting clerkships
  • Pediatrics, OBGYN Must be started by period 7 of the graduating year
  • Family Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology and Psychiatry must be started no later than Period 10 of the graduating year
  • These clerkships may be completed any time prior to graduation:

Clerkship Type

Units

Selective I: Fundamentals of Clinical Care

6 (4 weeks)

Selective II: Subinternship

6 (4 weeks)

Elective

9 (6 weeks)

 

 

 

updated August 2017

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