Clerkships & Continued Learning
Educational experiences integrated with continued learning in science and many new and emerging topics.
MS2 Clerkships Schematic
The second year continues learning in four concurrent first year courses. Students begin Intersessions and eight required clerkships.
Eight Core Clerkships Providing Foundational Knowledge & Experiences
Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery
|Emergency Medicine||4 weeks||Max Berger, MD & Stephen Villa, MD|
|Family Medicine||4 Weeks||Emily Miller, MD & Olivia Ishibashi, MD|
|Medicine||8 Weeks||Tyler Larsen, MD & Mark Munekata, MD|
|Neurology||4 Weeks||Cara Siegel, MD|
|OB-GYN||4 Weeks||Aparna Sridhar, MD, MPH|
|Pediatrics||4 Weeks||Amanda Kosack, MD & Deborah Lehman, MD|
|Psychiatry||4 Weeks||Brandon Ito, MD, MPH|
|Surgery||8 Weeks||Ian MacQueen, MD & Justin Wagner, MD, FAAP|
Diverse Clerkship Training Sites
A rich network of educational experiences at affiliate hospitals, community clinics, and practices all over Southern California.
Intersessions are the mandatory curricular time that covers longitudinal elements of the curriculum, is designed so that students do not miss any clerkship duties. The week-long intensive activities are designed for integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in clerkships, reflection on how clinical experiences inform future practice and identifying areas of interest for future research and/or advocacy.
Intersessions Course Director: Antonio Pessegueiro, MD