Dr. Roque Goitia, M.D. Dr. Roque Goitia, M.D. Surgeon; Medical Director of Private Clinics; Spartan graduate 1986

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Clinical Sciences

Clinical Phase Outline

Clinical clerkship shall mean a supervised educational experience, which is part of the clinical component of the medical education program. The clerkship will take place in a teaching hospital acceptable to the University.

BASIC REQUIRED CORE CLERKSHIPS (66 weeks)

  1. Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  2. Obstetrics & Gynecology (8 weeks)
  3. General Medicine Surgery (8 weeks)
  4. Surgical sub-specialties (12 weeks) *
  5. Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  6. Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  7. Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  8. Radiology (4 weeks)
  9. Clinical Pathology (4 weeks)
* Surgical sub-specialties must include a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of five (5) from the following surgical electives:
      1. Anesthesiology
      2. Neurosurgery
      3. Ophthalmology
      4. Otorhinolaryngology
      5. Orthopedic Surgery
      6. Pediatric Surgery
      7. Plastic Surgery
      8. Thoracic Surgery
      9. Vascular Surgery
      10. Urology
      11. Emergency Medicine
      12. Trauma

ELECTIVES: (14 weeks)

Electives must be drawn from the following list and must meet these three criteria:

      1. Student must complete a minimum of four (4) different electives before he or she can graduate.
      2. The electives must be a minimum of three (3) weeks in duration
      3. The electives should NOT exceed more than six (6) weeks.

  1. Family Medicine
  2. Forensic Medicine
  3. Geriatric Medicine
  4. Gynecology
  5. Internal Medicine:
      1. Cardiology
      2. Dermatology
      3. Endocrinology
      4. Gastroenterology
      5. Hematology
      6. Infectious Diseases
      7. I.C.U./Critical Care
      8. Neurology
      9. Oncology
      10. Pulmonary Medicine
      11. Rheumatology
  6. Obstetrics
  7. Ophthalmology
  8. Otorhinolaryngology
  9. Occupational Medicine
  10. Orthopedic Surgery
  11. Pathology
  12. Pediatrics
  13. Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Surgery
  16. Surgical electives e.g. Anesthesiology, E.R., Trauma, etc.
* Students are not permitted to do any rotation that is less than three (3) weeks in duration.