Core Rotations

Core Rotations are completed in your third year. You are assigned by the COM Office of Clinical Education to one of 12 Clinical Sites in the Northeast.

  • 12 weeks Internal Medicine
  • 6 weeks Surgery
  • 6 weeks Pediatrics
  • 6 weeks Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • 6 weeks Family Practice
  • 6 weeks Psychiatry

Selective Rotations

Selective Rotations may only be completed in the fourth year as outlined in the Clinical Training Manual.

  • 4 weeks Internal Medicine
  • 4 weeks Surgery
  • 4 weeks Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • 4 weeks Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations

Elective Rotations may be completed in the third or fourth year as outlined in the Clinical Training Manual. You select disciplines and training sites with approval by the Office of Clinical Education.

  • 24 weeks
  • You may schedule international electives
  • Research electives are encouraged

There are 82 weeks of required rotations in the third and fourth years. Also included are several weeks of “free time,” in which you may schedule extra-credit rotations or meet short-term personal obligations requiring absence from rotations (e.g., boards preparation, residency interviews, vacation, etc.). A typical schedule might appear as follows:

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