Year 3 – Phase 2

The third year is devoted to clinical clerkships, in which groups of students rotate through seven clinical services and experience direct patient contact. The required clinical clerkships include: Family Medicine and Geriatrics (12 weeks), Medicine (8 weeks), Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks), Pediatrics (8 weeks), Psychiatry (6 weeks) and Surgery (8 weeks). During the clerkships, the medical student participates as a member of the health-care team in the care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Teaching occurs in various settings, including clinical rounds, conferences, and lectures, as well as at the bedside and during surgery. Students spend 10-12 weeks in clerkships at UFHSC-Jacksonville. Free housing is provided during the Jacksonville-based clerkships. Students are required to complete all third year clerkship work within the University of Florida setting.

Principles of Medical Practice: Phase 2 May through April: 48 weeks
Phase 2 corresponds to the third year and includes the core clerkships of Family Medicine and Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. Students on average spend 12 of the 48 weeks in Jacksonville (JAX) with three of those weeks being a requirement on the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship. Each student has a two-week block during which they may take a clinical elective or vacation.

  • Family Medicine: 8 weeks
    • Longitudinal clinic: half day per week for 12 weeks
  • Geriatrics: 4 weeks
  • Medicine: 8 weeks
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: 6 weeks
  • Pediatrics: 8 weeks
  • Psychiatry: 6 weeks
  • Surgery: 8 weeks