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IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette offers clinical training for third- and fourth-year medical students. These experiences, known as clerkships, allow students to provide meaningful patient care as they work with practicing community physicians and become valued members of the health care team.

To facilitate mentoring and student-centered learning, students work individually with a community-based, clinical faculty volunteers from each of the third-year clerkship programs. Fourth-year students can select from a variety of electives in addition to required clerkships.

Curriculum content, patient encounter requirements, final examinations and grade assignments are consistent with standardized statewide IU School Medicine clinical educational guidelines.

Third-Year clerkships are available in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery (General)
  • Surgery Subspecialty
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Urology

Clerkship electives in West Lafayette include:

  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • ICU-Pulmonology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medical Students as Teachers: Development and Facilitation of Transitions II for Phase II
  • Non-Surgical Obesity Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine