Third Year Clinical Track Information

Kansas City Class of 2020

The third year clinical rotation dates for the 2018-19 academic year are noted here. Students will be randomly assigned to a  specific track based on enrollment limits set by each clerkship director. You can choose to go to a rural Network site to complete a portion of the following clerkships: Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery and Pediatrics.

If you have a specific (extenuating) reason for special track placement in the Fall or Spring semester (pregnancy, your wedding, you and spouse classmate want same break weeks, or delayed entry to third year) please complete the Track Explanation formYou cannot specify a particular clerkship order.

Track assignments will be finalized in March 2018All M3 Clerkships (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Surgery) are eight weeks in length.

Clinical Clerkship Orientation (required) - Tuesday, May 22 - Friday, May 25, 2018

O2 (electronic medical records) training is required prior to entry into the third year. CHALK training modules will be available later this semester. All modules must be completed prior to O2 training lab exercises and certification exam during third year Orientation.  You will be provided additional information as soon as it becomes available.  

VA credentialing is required for all rising M3 students.  An email with all the details will be sent to you as soon as it is available.  

Third Year = 48 Weeks

All M3 clerkships (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Surgery) are eight weeks in length.

Issues in Clinical Medicine is a required lecture series that meets once a month for two hours during the third year, usually on Thursday afternoons.  This course is designed to deal with issues that cross all clerkships.

Fourth Year = 36 weeks

Rural Preceptorship (4 wks)

Population Health in Practice (PHP) (4 wks)


Subinternship (4 wks) - Choose from: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Neurosurgery

Critical Care Selective (4 wks) - Choose from: Anesthesiology, ICU Medicine, CCU Medicine, Neonatology, ICU Pediatrics, Burn Center, ICU Neurosurgery, or ICU Surgery

Electives (16 wks):  No more than 4 credits of non-clinical/patient care electives can be counted toward graduation credits. A minimum of 12 credits of electives must be clinical/patient care electives taken in the fourth year.

Medical School Attendance Policy

Clinical Obligations and Holidays

The beginning and ending dates of each third year module is listed above.  Each module begins on Monday at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  Holidays are at the discretion of each attending physician for all clinical students.  The rationale is that students are members of the health care team.  They must act and be treated as professionals.  Patient care responsibilities are their priority.  Departments may choose to give their enrolled students "free days" on other state observed holidays, i.e. Martin Luther King, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving.  Students are already on break over the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays in both the third and fourth year.

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Last modified: Jan 22, 2018