Years 4-5: Clinical Sciences
Clinical Sciences coursework includes a 4-week Advanced Clinical Medicine pre-clerkship in clinical procedures and skills certifications using a high definition medical simulation laboratory in Atlanta. Students complete 80 weeks of Clinical Clerkships in the US, Canada, and some international hospital locations.
Students are trained to conduct themselves in the role of the physician and are judged on their ability to take initiative, relate to and work harmoniously with professional colleagues, exhibit maturity in conduct on the wards, and demonstrate the demeanor of a mature and qualified physician.
The 80 weeks of clinical clerkships in the Clinical Sciences curriculum includes
- 48 weeks of core clerkships in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics during Year 4
- 32 weeks of elective clerkships during Year 5
Students train in clinical skills through preceptor supervised patient contact in both inpatient and outpatient care setting. These years in direct patient care enhance our students’ proficiency in medical history taking, conducting physical diagnostic examinations, understanding practice guidelines and developing interprofessional relationships and leadership skills. The successful Clinical training model enables students to become competent, compassionate physicians.
Clerkships are a stimulating and enriching feature of medical training at AUIS with the robust experience allowing students to successfully attain rewarding medical residency positions on completion of the MD program.