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 32 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. Students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor to plan their Advanced Training Period.
Director of Advanced Training Period Curriculum
Associate Professor Term; Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for YSM
Manager of the Advanced Training Period, Office of Curriculum