Fourth Year

Exploration Year

The fourth year consists of 37 weeks of curriculum with 14 weeks of required clinical rotations, 20 weeks of clinical or research electives and a three-week intensive residency preparation experience. Eleven weeks of vacation are afforded to students in order to prepare for residency program application and interview. 

Block Rotations

  • Two Acting Internships (Four weeks each, eight weeks total)
  • Critical Care (Four weeks)
  • Geriatrics/Palliative Care (Two weeks)
  • Electives (Twenty weeks) 
  • Milestone One - Transition to Residency (Three weeks) 


  • Integrating Leadership, Interprofessional Education and Developing Outstanding Clinical Skills