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The third year curriculum is "guided by the contemporary content from and the clinical experiences associated with the disciplines and related subspecialties that have traditionally been titled family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery" (Liaison Committee on Medical Education Standards 2011). Students rotate in 6 to 12 week blocks per clerkship, assuming increasing patient care responsibility commensurate with achievement of specific milestones and competencies. The introduction of third year elective experiences (2011-2012 academic year) will allow students to explore other specialties/subspecialties or engage in research before 4th year while still consolidating core knowledge and skills.

Clerkships can be completed in San Antonio, the Regional Academic Health Center, Corpus Christi, McAllen and/or Edinburgh depending on the medical student's selection.

MS3 Curriculum