Year Three Requirements

The third year of the curriculum (48 weeks) consists of the following required clinical clerkships.  M3 Scheduling - Usually done in February of the M2 year. Students will be given opportunity to select the order of the major

 

Department Duration Course
Family Medicine 8 weeks FMED - 705 Community Preceptorship
Internal Medicine 12 weeks IMED - 705 Basic Medicine Required Clerkship
OB/GYN 6 weeks OB-GYN - 705 Junior Clinical Clerkship
Pediatrics 8 weeks PEDS - 703 Required Primary Clerkship in Pediatrics
Psychiatry 6 weeks PSYC - 705 Required Psychiatry Clerkship
Surgery 8 weeks SURG - 708 Primary Clerkship

 

FMED - 705 Community Preceptorship

  • Periods offered: Each 8 weeks
  • Student limit: None
  • Semester hours: 8
  • Prerequisite: Junior Status

This is a clerkship which allows junior students an "immersion" experience in Family Medicine in a rural Nebraska community. The student will participate in the care of the preceptor's patients under the direct supervision of the preceptor. Students will care for patients in the office, hospital, and extended care facilities. A written report about a community health project is required. A portion of the core clerkship content will be delivered on site via the Internet.

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IMED - 705 Basic Medicine Required Clerkship

  • Periods offered: Each 12 weeks
  • Student limit: 30-33
  • Semester hours: 12
  • Where to Report: T.B.A.

The student spends one half of the twelve week clerkship as an integral member of a health care team responsible for the care of inpatients on the Internal Medicine service at either the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital or UNMC. During the other half of the clerkship, students may elect a variety of medicine subspecialties and outpatient clinical experiences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Omaha Veteran’s Administration Hospital and private practice internists. Throughout the clerkship, students will assume responsibility for the initial patient assessment and daily care commensurate with their level of training, supervised by Internal Medicine residents and attending faculty. Skills in patient interaction, decision making, and the fundamentals of Internal Medicine will be reviewed in formal sessions and daily attending rounds.

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OB-GYN - 705 Junior Clinical Clerkship

  • Periods offered: Each 6 weeks
  • Student limit: 20
  • Semester hours: 6

Junior-year students are assigned to the University Hospital and affiliated hospitals for inpatient experience and to the University Hospital Clinics for outpatient obstetric and gynecologic clinics. They will follow the progress of patients in labor, assist at operative procedures, and maintain a complete record until the patient is discharged from the hospital. Outpatient experience will include participation in the following clinics: normal and complicated obstetrics, gynecology, and family planning. Seminars, conferences, and ward rounds are scheduled regularly.

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PEDS - 703 Required Primary Clerkship in Pediatrics

  • Periods offered: Each 8 weeks
  • Student Limit: 20
  • Semester Hours: 8
  • Where to report: TBA

The Pediatrics clerkship is divided into two tracks, the "University" track and the "Community" track. The University track is taught in Omaha and consists of a two-week block on the inpatient service and a three-week block in the outpatient clinic. In addition, one-week blocks are spent at Munroe-Meyers Institute, the newborn nursery, and at a private clinic in Omaha. The Community track is taught at various sites across Nebraska and consists of an intensive exposure to primary care Pediatrics as practiced in a rural setting. The goals and curriculum for the clerkship are the national standard curriculum for Pediatrics established by the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. The curriculum is delivered through lecture, self-study, computer-aided instruction, and clinical teaching.

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PSYC - 705 Required Psychiatry Clerkship

  • Periods offered: Each 6 weeks
  • Student limit: 13 - 17
  • Semester hours: 6

The student will spend six weeks in this required clerkship. The clinical structure of the rotation is 2 three-week rotations at two of four sites. The sites/services include the UNMC consult and liaison service, UNMC Adult Crisis Unit inpatient service, VA Medical Center inpatient psychiatric unit, and Lasting Hope Recovery Center inpatient psychiatric hospital. The student will experience outpatient psychiatric care by participating in the COPE clinic. Other electives and mentorship groups are available to enhance the psychiatry clerkship experience. Didactics are scheduled regularly.

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SURG - 708 Primary Clerkship

  • Periods offered: Every 8 weeks
  • Student limit: 20
  • Semester hours: 8

The third year student will have a eight week rotation on surgery. The surgical clerkship is divided between a structured educational curriculum (didactic lectures, computer-aided learning, and skills workshops), a four week clinical rotation on general surgery, and two week rotations on two of five surgical specialties (urology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurology, and ENT). The general surgical portion of the clerkship will place students at the Nebraska Health System, VA Medical Center, Immanuel, or the Nebraska Methodist Hospital. Students will be involved as an integral part of the ward team and will participate in morning and afternoon rounds. Mandatory attendance at lectures and skills workshops presented throughout the rotation is required and takes precedence over clinical activities.

Grading/evaluation will be based fifty percent on clinical assessment and fifty percent on a final examination. The examination is a multiple choice format/subject examination prepared by the NBME.

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