University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine



Years 3 & 4 Course Descriptions


Information about Year 3 & 4 Medical Education Courses

Year 3

 In Year 3, each student will have an educational experience in the core areas of medicine, surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, neurology and emergency medicine at medical centers and hospitals in Inland Southern California. Students will also spend one week of each clerkship in a community-based setting, giving them the opportunity to participate in the care of patients in diverse settings while gaining experience and understanding of the health care needs of the community.

Throughout the third year, students will continue their Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinical Experience, spending a half day each week continuing to provide care, under supervision, to the same panel of patients with whom they interacted in the second year.

Year 4

  As students progress into the fourth year, they will complete three selectives, elective clinical experiences designed to expand or deepen learners clinical expertise, specifically designed to prepare them for residency training and the level of responsibility and supervision expected during postgraduate training. Students will round out and customize their experiences with electives in advanced clinical clerkships and research. Students will also complete a community project that will lead to a scholarly presentation at the end of the fourth year.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

School Information

School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353
E-mail: medadmissions@ucr.edu

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568
E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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