Fifth Semester – USA

We help 5th semester medical students transition from basic sciences to clinical medicine. Giving them a clear understanding of what it means to be a physician, in addition to preparing them for Step 1. The overall goal is to improve the thought process associated with health care delivery, by making it more effective and efficient. There are several components of the program that will accomplish our mission of preparing students to practice medicine. Our site is NBME approved for examinations.

Students will rotate with Attending Physicians in alternating weeks to observe and have hands on participation in the practice of medicine. It is advisable that each student maximizes the value of this opportunity by taking advantage of the resources, physicians, and learning opportunities offered through the clinical experience provided.

To compliment the clinical rotations, there is a lecture series on relevant clinical topics that students attend in alternative clinical weeks. These topics are for USMLE Step 1 preparation and include a wide range of major disease processes students will need throughout their career. The mornings are dedicated to basic science review and the afternoons to case presentations and lectures on the presented cases.

Utilizing several components, students will demonstrate their intellectual and practical growth. These components include quizzes, exams, presentation of a patient case, and a comprehensive portfolio of S.O.A.P notes taken by the student during the rotation.