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Year 3

There are 52 weeks in Year 3. The Year 3 curriculum contains seven core clinical clerkships, a three-week intersession of basic science integration and a research experience. Mayo Medical School's commitment to improving the public's health is made explicit to rigorously inform the advanced students' learning experiences as they embark on Year 3 clerkships.

Required clerkships

  • Family medicine (six weeks)
  • Internal medicine (six weeks)
  • Neurology (three weeks)
  • Obstetrics and gynecology (six weeks)
  • Pediatrics (six weeks)
  • Psychiatry (three weeks)
  • Surgery (six weeks)

Additional courses and requirements

  • Research (12 weeks)
  • Safe harbor — professionalism
  • Residency boot camp
  • Year 3 intersession (three weeks):
    • Preventive medicine and public health
    • Hot topics in medical ethics
    • Radiology III
    • Musculoskeletal workshop
    • Medical economics
    • Medical jurisprudence
    • Palliative medicine
    • Sepsis module
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
    • Intensive care unit (ICU) rounds

The three-week intersession applies basic science knowledge from earlier years to patient care and continues the Improving the Public's Health theme. Integrated topics also include:

  • "Shock state" workshop at the simulation center
  • Principles of professional conduct
  • Instruction in managing patient confidentiality
  • The role of humanities in medicine
  • Strategies for minimizing medical errors in practice
  • Methods for setting boundaries in patient-physician relationships
  • Jan 23, 2014
  • ART497150