Required Clerkship Rotations & Electives
Covenant HealthCare - Saginaw, Ascension St. Mary's Hospital - Saginaw, Ascension St. John Hospital - Detroit, MidMichigan Health - Midland and Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital - St. Joseph are the primary locations for hospital-based clerkships. In addition, affiliate sites at McLaren Lapeer Region - Lapeer, St. Mary Mercy - Livonia, and Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit offer inpatient clerkship opportunities.
Year 3 required clerkships include:
- General Surgery (4 weeks)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (4 weeks)
- Psychiatry (4 weeks)
- Hospital Medicine (4 weeks)
- Pediatrics (4 weeks)
Year 4 required clerkships include:
- Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
- Medicine Sub-Internship (4 weeks) OR Surgery Sub-Internship (four weeks)
Students will also be required to at least 28 weeks of elective clerkships. These can be completed at any of our clinical sites. In addition, up to 12 weeks of "away" electives can count toward graduation requirements.
The College of Medicine curriculum is focused on educating and training medical students to follow generalist specialty choices aligned to our mission. It also is designed to reinforce skills in self-study, self-reflection, team-based medical practice and lifelong learning so essential to successful medical practice in the future.