November 1, 2012 – Students should submit to Leanne Shook. (This basically asks if student has a need to stay in Chapel Hill due to significant circumstances or if they would like to delay a clerkship)
Late November/Early December – Students will receive order of clerkship blocks and will have access to the “Site Preference Form” in One45 (Switch will occur immediately following release of block schedules)
Early December – once block schedules have been released, you will be emailed about when switch will start
December 11, 2012 – We will have a class meeting to discuss the Site Preference Form and clerkship directors will be there to give brief overview of their clerkships. (12pm in 2204 MBRB)
January 22, 2013 – Clerkship Site Preference Forms due (completed in One45)
Late February/Early March – Final schedules will be posted (Site schedule switching will immediately follow)
- Internal Medicine (inpatient) - 8 weeks
- Surgery - 8 weeks
- Neurology - 4 weeks
- Family Medicine - 6 weeks
- Obstetrics and Gynecology - 6 weeks
- Pediatrics - 6 weeks
- Psychiatry - 6 weeks
- Outpatient Medicine - 4 weeks
- 3rd year scheduling is a 2 step process
- Step 1 - Schedule ORDER of Clerkships
- Step 2 -
- Each individual clerkship department coordinator schedules site placements for their clerkships.
- You will have an opportunity in December - January to submit a preference form via One45 to the individual departments for site assignments.
- If you have housing or circumstances that necessitate you being in a certain area, the site coordinator will try as much as possible to take that into account when scheduling your site placement.
- Schedules will be released in late February/early March of where you will do your clerkships.
- You will have an opportunity to swap site schedules.
Goals of Advisor Meetings
- Answer questions about the curriculum.
- Discuss if you want to take an elective in the 3rd year.
- Discuss whether or not you have an interest in a particular specialty.
- If you want to take an elective what do you want to take and do you want to take a 2 or 4 week elective? (**Please note that there are implications to doing this option--please discuss the pros and cons with your advisor).
- Are there special scheduling considerations if thinking about doing year of research or MPH?
- Advisors have not been instructed on issues relative to site choice--clerkship directors will be available to advise on site selection.
2 Week Career Exploration Electives
- Students may do 2-week electives for career exploration.
- These are graded P/F.
- Students may do one or two of these within 3rd year.
- Click here for list of 2-week electives.
- 2-week electives are available to both 3rd and 4th year students.
4 Week Career Exploration Electives
4 Week Electives can be found at the following link 4th Year Electives
**Possible implications for delaying a core clerkship into 4th year:
- It is optimal to complete all core requirements before taking Step 2.
- Many electives/selectives here and away require completion of core requirements.
- Delayed clerkships will be evenly distributed among the clerkships which means it is possible that you could potentially be delayed 4 weeks or 6 weeks. We are unable to guarantee requests for specific clerkships to delay.
- Worst case scenario...delay of graduation.