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Advanced Training

The final months of medical school offer substantial flexibility for students to clarify their career choices, gain additional clinical experience through electives and sub-internships, participate in research, complete their thesis, prepare for boards, and apply for residency.
The final 17 months of the curriculum is a time for advanced individualized training. Students are required to take one 4-week sub-internship and 33 weeks of scheduled research and/or clinical electives of their choice, and participate in a 3 week capstone course with specialty 'boot camps'. There is also ample time to study for and take the USMLE Steps 1 & II, schedule and attend residency interviews, and participate in other experiences based on students' individual choices.

Director of Electives

Jessica Illuzzi, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. She also serves as the Director of Medical Studies in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Scheduling Electives