Customizing Your Education

Opportunities for customizing your education include early clinical preceptorships and abundant and diverse research experiences. Both clinical and scientific options abound. The sooner the student chooses a specialty, the more he or she can focus and customize the optional components of the curriculum. For the undecided student who is still investigating career choices, the scope of the areas to explore is virtually unlimited.

The School of Medicine offers a variety of degree programs to accommodate every student’s individual career goals.

Flexible components of the academic curriculum

  • First-year selectives
  • Third-year clerkship selectives
  • Fourth year is essentially elective
  • Optional fifth-year combined degree programs

Optional Activities

Summer Primary Care Preceptorships

Students may explore their clinical interests during optional summer preceptorships in the following areas:

  • Family medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary care internal medicine

Research Opportunities

Abundant opportunites for research are available for students who are interested, either for the summer or via year-long experiences, most of which lead to a master’s degree. See the Student Research section for full descriptions.