I would like to welcome everyone to the clinical years of your training, where students take to the wards of hospitals located throughout the United States and Canada. This is an exciting time to study medicine and apply scientific principles learned in your first two years of pre-clinical study. The next generation of physicians, scientists and public health officials will be expected to meet the health challenges of an increasingly diverse population. As many of our student body come from an array of cultures, countries and ethnic backgrounds, this unique aspect of AUIS will give a special advantage to our graduating physicians.
Your clerkships will allow you to meet and develop relationships with patients, their families and medical personnel. Throughout the next 80 weeks you will rotate through the different core specialties as well as pursue elective study in areas of interest. Upon completion, you will hopefully have chosen an area of practice to pursue in residency?