MD Program

Clinical Science Program

The Clinical Science program at Metropolitan University is 72-weeks long and is divided into 48 weeks of Core clerkships and 24 weeks of Electives.

Elective Clerkships are selected based on student interest and can be done at university-affiliate hospitals or at non-affiliate hospitals. Members of the Dean’s office will assist the student in the selection of the Electives that best suits their future goals, like obtaining a residency match in a field of their choice.

Core Clerkships are mandatory clerkships done at university-affiliated hospitals.

Elective Clerkships

Students are required to do 24 weeks of Electives. Each elective should be of at least 4 weeks in duration. Electives are used to strengthen and consolidate the knowledge gained in the core clerkships.

With this in mind, students are recommended to take additional 4- or 6-week clerkships in the core disciplines of their interest, i.e., in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB-GYN, or General Surgery. In addition to strengthening the core disciplines, electives should also be chosen from medical specialty/subspecialty or surgical specialty/subspecialty or primary care disciplines or other specialties.

In general, these are clerkships done in family medicine, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ENT, ophthalmology, dermatology, infectious diseases, hematology/oncology, neonatology, pain medicine, addiction medicine, geriatric medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, pathology, radiology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, anesthesiology, plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, Trauma care, urgent care, neuropsychiatry, etc.

The University’s academic and career counseling team will work with the student in guiding them in the choice of the appropriate clerkships based on their interest, aptitude, and desirability.

Core Rotations or Clerkships
Core ClerkshipsDuration in Weeks
Internal Medicine12
Obstetrics and Gynecology6
Family Medicine6
Total Duration of Core Clerkships48

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