Most subinternships are scheduled in the last few rotation months of the third year or in the fourth year. Students must complete the required clinical clerkships in the department in which they plan to do a subinternship; we strongly recommend that students complete most, if not all required clinical clerkships before starting a subinternship.
Subinternships are arranged with the departments or through the elective coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs. The departments have strict policies for canceling a subinternship due to the scheduling problems it creates. Students should not sign up for a subinternship unless absolutely committed to going through with it.
Students who want the evaluation from their subinternship to appear in their Dean’s letter should enroll in the subinternship at the end of the third year or in the first three clerkship blocks of the fourth year. Evaluations received in the Office of Student Affairs after October 1, when the Dean’s letter is sent, may be forwarded to the residency programs separately by the Office of Student Affairs.