Phase III : Clinical Clerkship
Phase III : Clinical Clerkship -Two Academic Years
In the clinical years, the focus shifts toward full-time learning in a clinical practice setting. During Years three and four, a student undertakes a series of clinical attachments in medicine and surgery that includes rotations in mental health, anesthesia & critical care, ENT, ophthalmology and dermatology, in addition to longitudinal rotations in emergency medicine. In year four, students rotate through the following placements:
This shift from pre-clinical to clinical studies does not come at the expense of any of the program's themes. The Community and Doctor and Personal and Professional Development themes play an especially important role, as students are taught to deal with ethical issues that might arise.
Progressive assessment integrated with student activities, and a focus on the interaction between student and supervisor are important features of the assessment program. Students are encouraged to develop their ability to evaluate their own progress and learning needs in preparation for a lifetime of learning in their professional practice.
Assessment is both formative and summative during Phase III blocks:
The assessment would consist of: