The Clerkships allow students to learn in the clinical setting and become active members of the health care team.
Students rotate through eight core clerkships, Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery, which occur during the 3rd year. The Emergency Medicine and Neurology clerkships occur during the 4th year.
The clerkship experience includes interactive learning sessions on academic half-days, simulation activities and clinical site participation. Clinical assignments include both urban and rural sites.
Our major clinical partners include Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center), Phoenix Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, HonorHealth, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Mayo Clinic, Hospice of the Valley and other important partners such as Yuma Regional Medical Center, Indian Health Services and underserved clinics throughout the state.
Students are challenged in areas of medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, critical appraisal and quality improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as societal awareness and responsiveness.
Clinical Sites List (PDF).