The Late Clinical Experience (LCE) places students who are now equipped to take on more responsibility in ambulatory and inpatient settings on disciplinary services where they are able to realistically prepare for the first day of residency training. During the LCE, students engage in disciplinary clerkships, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, spending 4 weeks on rotations in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and intensive care, and 8 weeks on rotation in Surgery. These rotations enable students to bring their considerable patient care experience to a specialty-driven population of patients and their problems.
Students are enrolled in a College course each semester alongside their clerkships. Elective clerkships are available early in the LCE. Students are required to do 5 electives across the LCE, with additional time available to pursue their interests or to complete research projects or certificate programs begun earlier in the curriculum.
The Learning Society continues to engage during the LCE focusing on longitudinal clinical, scientific and social topics as part of Advanced Skills and Knowledge (ASK), a semester long course. The Learning Society small groups meet less frequently than during the ECE and LCE and require students to provide more intellectual leadership than in previous clinical experiences. The ASK course also includes necessary science and simulation.