Clerkship Handbook Class of 2020

Students will work in hospital wards, ambulatory care clinics, doctors’ offices, and the Emergency Room. Some students will spend from four to six weeks in community hospitals in southern Alberta learning Family Medicine as well as some specialties.

During the clerkship year, students rotate through a variety of specialties spending from two to ten weeks in each. These specialties include Surgery, Anesthesia, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Emergency Medicine. A small number of students will have an alternative clerkship experience – the University of Calgary Integrated Longitudinal Clerkship (UCLIC) described below.

Students also have the opportunity to rotate through 12 weeks of electives. Electives allow students to explore medical domains in a more in-depth fashion than is otherwise permitted in the core curricular components. It is also intended to allow students to develop their own specific interests, and sample disciplines potentially suited for future career choices and residency training applications. Students may do electives at Canadian or International centres of excellence.

Clerkship Handbook Class of 2021

Students will work in hospital wards, ambulatory care clinics, doctors’ offices, and the emergency room. Some students will spend from four to six weeks in community hospitals in southern Alberta learning Family Medicine as well as some specialties.

During the clerkship year, students rotate through a variety of specialties spending from two to eight weeks in each. These specialties include Surgery, Anesthesia, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Emergency Medicine. A small number of students will have an alternative clerkship experience – the University of Calgary Integrated Longitudinal Clerkship (UCLIC).

Students also have the opportunity to rotate through 14 weeks of electives. Electives allow students to explore medical domains in a more in-depth fashion than is otherwise permitted in the core curricular components. It is also intended to allow students to develop their own specific interests, and sample disciplines of interest for future career choices and residency training applications. Students may do electives at Canadian or International schools.