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Your third and fourth years at RowanSOM

Your Clerkship is focused on clinical education and continues to evolve with our new curriculum. The core principles of medical practice are taught using a combination of classroom, ambulatory and hospital settings. This is your time to enhance the techniques you have learned in the classroom, experiencing hands-on patient care, developing clinical technical skills, and serving as a member of a medical team. Highlights include:
  • Longitudinal Community Service Learning and Community Projects
  • Geriatrics Clerkship at nationally-ranked NJISA
  • Neuromuscular Medicine/Pain Management Clerkship
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clerkship
  • Residency Clinical Skills Clerkship (residency procedural “bootcamp”)
  • Four-week Intensive Care Unit selective – ICU/NICU/PICU/SICU
  • Clerkship Clinical Skills


Both Pre-Clerkship and Clerkship years include BRIDGE weeks. These weeks occur a total of four times over the course of your medical school education: twice in the first year, once in the second year, and once in the third year. These weeks are designed to give formative feedback on knowledge skills and attitudes, accumulated by set points based on benchmarks determined by faculty and the assessment department.

BRIDGE week assessment activities include combinations of several core elements:
  • Building skills: Osteopathic Integrated Exam Review (OIER) and formative Standardized Patient/OSCEs with feedback
  • Reflecting: Self-reflection, Peer-to-Peer Evaluation
  • Integrating: Integrated Foundational Science Individual and Group Assessments
  • Developing: Formative Biomedical COMAT Exams
  • Goal setting: Academic review with Coaching
  • Evaluating: Summative Biomedical COMAT Exams, Summative Standardized Patient/OSCEs

Specialty Areas

Your clerkship years are a combination of coursework and clinical rotations in departments, including:

  • Cardiology, Pulmonology, or Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine and Pain Management
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery/Anesthesia

Sample Schedule: Year Three

A sample of the schedule for Fall 2021 Year Three Clerkship*Schedules are subject to change.

Sample Schedule: Year Four

A sample of the schedule for Fall 2022 Year Four Clerkship*Schedules are subject to change.