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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 four-week sub-internship and 33 weeks of scheduled research and/or clinical electives of their choice, and participate in a four-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.