What sets the WUHS clinical program apart is the personalized, hands-on support provided by WUHS faculty at every stage of a student’s clinical rotation.
SMALL CLASS . BIG SUPPORT.
WUHS small class size, combined with our emphasis on personalized learning, means you’ll receive a level of support and guidance during your clinical rotations that simply can’t be matched by bigger schools—particularly those with classes three and four times as big as WUHS.At every step of your clinical rotations, WUHS faculty will be in contact with your attending physicians and preceptors to monitor your progress.
CLINICAL, PROFESSIONAL, & PERSONAL
WUHS objective is not only to make sure each student maximizes his or her clinical experience, but also focuses on career planning and personal growth. Additionally, WUHS works with students on the vital administrative details that come with clinical rotations, such as housing and scheduling. The result is that WUHS students are able to focus fully on their clinical, professional, and personal development during this critical phase of their education, knowing the WUHS team is behind them.
HAND-PICKED PROGRAMS & NO WAITING
WUHS extensive clinical network ensures that there is no waiting period for clinical rotations.
Residency Success: WUHS students achieve residency placements at a rate comparable to many U.S. and Canadian medical schools
Supportive Environment: WUHS small class sizes and high faculty-to-student ratio creates a supportive learning environment that helps students’ success
Affordability: WUHS low tuition fees
USMLE Success: WUHS students have a first-time pass rate on the critically important USMLE Step 1 exam that’s the equal of U.S. medical schools.
Canada: WUHS has a top track record of securingclinical rotations and residencies in Canada.
CLINICAL ROTATIONS – 76 WEEKS
The Clinical Sciences component of our top-quality MD Program is completed over six semesters (76 weeks) at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the US. Clinical training at Washington University of Health and Science is divided into 48 weeks of core clerkships and 28 weeks of elective clinical rotations. The clinical faculty teaches critical components of the medical school curriculum and supervises students and residents on clinical rotations.During the Clinical Sciences, medical school students participate in patient care in hospitals and clinics while rotating through various medical specialties. Training includes physical examination, laboratory analysis, case presentations, clinical workshops, and conferences. Medical students receive personalized guidance from the clinical faculty. This practical experience is the best way to develop the skills and knowledge needed for residency.
WE HAVE CLINICAL ROTATIONS IN THE US, CANADA, EUROPE, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Clinical Training Offered in US States:
Core Clinical Rotations Total 48 weeks
INTERNAL MEDICINE (12 WEEKS)
The Internal Medicine Clerkship is 12 weeks long where students study with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases in adulthood, including the management of undifferentiated and multi-system diseases. Clinical problem-solving in internal medicine is based on the integrated pathophysiological, psychosocial, epidemiological and all other “bedside” information to address urgent problems, manage chronic illness, and promote health, using the best scientific evidence to patient care. The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a student’s main opportunity to improve his or her fundamental skills of data collection, clinical reasoning and understanding of the pathophysiological process in clinical settings, and to become familiar with the common acute and chronic illnesses in adults, their diagnoses and treatment as well as with screening methods and preventive medicine activities.
SURGERY (12 WEEKS)
The 12-week General Surgery Clerkship is designed to be an introduction to surgery and selected surgical subspecialties. Students are taught the approach to the surgical patient and participate in pre and postoperative care as well as perform certain invasive techniques safely. By the end of rotation, students are expected to know the indications and the contradictions and the role of ancillary services in managing surgical diseases.
OB-GYN (6 WEEKS)
Obstetrics and Gynecology is a 6-week core rotation that provides students the opportunity to participate in comprehensive health care for women from childhood through the adolescence, reproductive and menopause years, and beyond. This clerkship offers both inpatient and outpatient clinical experience and is integrated to provide students with an understanding of routine OB/GYN care performed in the physician’s office. The primary focus is obstetrical conditions and gynecological problems commonly encountered by the physician. Students will observe and perform selected procedures necessary to provide antepartum, post-partum, and pre- and post-operative care of gynecological patients. Students will be required to take call, attend conferences, and read suggested literature under the supervision of attending physicians.
PEDIATRICS (6 WEEKS)
The Pediatric Clerkship is a 6-week course that addresses health care issues unique to infants, children, and adolescents. It integrates biology, clinical and behavioral sciences with psychosocial, cultural, family, community and other influences on children’s health and well-being, within the framework of expected growth and development. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the clinical activities of both general and subspecialty pediatric services, to study the impact of the disease and treatment of the disease on growth and development, and on patient and family and community. They will also have the opportunity to participate in health supervision and recognition of common health problems, in the prevention of disease and injury and other activities relevant to pediatric issues.
PSYCHIATRY (6 WEEKS)
The Psychiatry Clerkship is a 6-week course. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the studies and treatment of various common affective, behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual disorders. Students will experience psychiatry through clinical hands-on experience, directly, or as a part of consult/liaison team, through patient encounters, through clinical teaching and a structured didactic program and under the guidelines and supervision of the attending physicians. The students’ clinical experience will be supplemented by the directed readings, discussions with preceptors, completion of required written reports, case presentations, didactic presentations and student readings appropriate to the care of the student’s own patients.
FAMILY MEDICINE (6 WEEKS)
Family Medicine is a 6-week clerkship for third-year medical students. It encompasses continuing, comprehensive care of patients of all ages, both genders, and of their families as well. Family medicine integrates biological, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences with psychosocial, cultural, family, community, and other influences on people’s health. Under the guidelines and the supervision of faculty/preceptors and attending physicians, students achieve the competencies in the field of family medicine primarily through ambulatory clinical experience, with the main focus on the management of chronic diseases, health maintenance, and undiagnosed new problems. During this rotation, students integrate, expand, and refine their clinical skills and become familiar with the coordinated health care provided by a family practitioner.
Elective Clinical Rotations Total 28 weeks
Cardiology Dermatology Emergency Medicine Endocrinology Gastroenterology Hematology Infectious Diseases Nephrology Neurology *Required* Radiology Urology
This is a partial list of possible elective rotations.