Clinical Rotations

Clinical Rotation Placement

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EuroMed understands that mastering the fundamental sciences is only one portion of becoming a doctor. Whether you are a physician who wants to get licensed to practice in the United States, or a student looking to continue their medical education in the United States, EuroMed can offer you a clinical rotation placement within our network of teaching hospitals

Our teaching hospitals span the U.S. and include many in central locations of California. With state of the art facilities, we can offer the best equipment along with top notch teaching professionals that will best suit your specialty.

If you are applying as a medical student for clinical rotations and you have successfully passed the USMLE STEP 1 examination, EuroMed will guide you through the last two years (82 weeks) of the medical studies you need to complete before applying for residency. Your 82 weeks of rotations will include a selection of different specialties. EuroMed has carefully curated a program that comprises 48 weeks of core rotations, 34 weeks of electives and internships. During this period students shadow physicians and residents, gain valuable hands-on experience with patients in surgery, emergency departments and outpatient clinics. All of our teaching professionals are practicing physicians who supervise and mentor our students.

During rotations, students experience the day-to-day of practicing medicine, which helps them discover which specialty best fits their abilities and interests.

It is very important to do well during your clinical rotation because the directors of residency programs consider a successful rotation a vital indicator of future success as a physician. EuroMed teaching professionals and hospital administrators will be your allies when applying for residency.

Here is a sample rotation schedule:

Rotations Type Number of Weeks Required
Internal Medicine Core 12
Surgery Core 12
Ob/Gyn Core 6
Clinical Skills Immersion Core 1.5
Pediatrics Core 6
Neuroscience/Psychiatry Core 6
Family Medicine Core 6
Emergency Medicine- The Undifferentiated Patient Elective 2
Ambulatory General Internal Medicine Elective 2
The Patient with Chronic Care Needs Elective 2
Medical or Surgical Sub-internship Elective 3
Choice Elective 8
Emergency Medicine Elective 2
Pediatrics Elective 3
Internal Medicine Elective 3
Infectious Disease Elective 2
Radiology/ Nuclear Medicine Elective 3
Forensic Medicine Elective 3
Pathology Elective 1

EuroMed Institute Rotations for Those Enrolled in an Affiliated University

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Overview: Years 3/5 & 4/6

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The EuroMed Academic Program Committee for years 3-4/5-6 is charged with the responsibility of certifying that a student has completed the technical requirements for years 3-4/5-6 (i.e. the individual required clerkships and electives) and is qualified to continue studies in an internship or residency. Factors to be evaluated include: a student’s attitude toward patient care, motivation, attendance, clinical problem solving ability, adequacy of their clinical medicine knowledge, evidence of increasing clinical competence over time, and general suitability to be a physician.

In order to be promoted to year 3/5 students must have:

  • Successful completion of Medical School Basic Sciences years 1/3 and 2/4
  • Successful completion of NBME 1 Exam
  • A USMLE Step 1 passing score
  • Satisfactory completion of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine General Clerkship

Students who have passed Year 1/3 and Med 2/4 will be promoted to a rank of 2.5/4.5. Students will be promoted to a rank of 3/5 when they complete ICM and the USMLE Step 1.

The Core Curriculum requirements for students in their 3rd year are satisfactory completion of:

  • Internal Medicine – 12 weeks
  • Pediatrics -6 weeks
  • Neuroscience/Psychiatry – 6 weeks
  • Surgery – 12 weeks
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology – 6 weeks
  • Clinical Skills Immersion Course – 1.5 weeks, following the Ob/Gyn clerkship
  • Ambulatory Care – 6 weeks (4 weeks Family Medicine and 2 weeks Selective)
  • Emergency Medicine – The Undifferentiated Patient – 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory General Internal Medicine – 2 weeks
  • The Patient with Chronic Care Needs – 2 weeks
  • Medical or Surgical Sub-internship – 3 weeks
  • 8 weeks choice electives
  • Emergency Medicine – 2 weeks
  • Pediatrics Elective – 3 weeks
  • Internal Medicine Elective – 3 weeks
  • Infectious Disease – 2 weeks
  • Radiology/ Nuclear Medicine – 3 weeks
  • Forensic Medicine – 3 weeks
  • Pathology 1 week
  • Dermatology – 2 weeks
  • Rehabilitation – 1 week
  • Oncology – 1 week
  • Dentistry – 1 week
  • ENT – 1 week
  • Neurology – 2 weeks
  • Neurosurgery – 2 weeks
  • Ophthalmology – 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia/ICU – 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – 1 week

Certification of successful completion of Years 3-4/5-6 will be judged by a student’s overall performance in clinical work. Successful completion of the individual clerkships may not constitute passing of the overall Years 3-4/5-6 program. For example, several borderline “satisfactory” in individual clerkships may be judged to be, on an overall basis, an unsatisfactory performance in Years 3-4/5-6. A student may not be certified to graduate if they are not deemed prepared for residency.