Clinical Education

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Diane Vilardo, Staff Assistant
Office of Academic Affairs, Suite 210
1 Medical Center Drive
Stratford, NJ 08084-1501

Office Visits

The office is open for drop-in visits Monday through Friday from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. If you cannot make it to the office before 5:00 pm, please send an email to schedule a mutually convenient time.


All official announcements are now transmitted to students' University email addresses. Therefore, email is the primary method used to contact students currently out-of-system, to inform students of last-minute changes or cancellations, and to send out follow-up reminders. Students are required to check the School email on a regular basis.


In years three and four, students may take a total of five personal days during each academic year. The expectation is that students will use these days for religious holidays not on the calendar, conference attendance, taking COMLEX exams, or for residency interviews. Students may take up to two days off in any four or six week rotation during their third year and in any four week rotation during their fourth year. Unused personal days may not be carried over into the next academic year. Each clerkship director will determine if time needs to be made up by the student for an excused absence.

Permission to miss any time from your rotation is the decision of the specific Clerkship Director. Request permission for personal days by completing the Absence Request. Approval and submission of the Absence Request is required no later than two weeks prior to the absence date. Once the Clerkship Director or Attending has approved your absence and signed your Absence request form, the form is to be forwarded to the Clinical Education Coordinator.

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes are granted if there is space available. Change requests must be submitted a minimum of two-four weeks in advance.

Make-Up Time

If a student must take time off from a clerkship due to illness, injury or other personal circumstances, those weeks must be made up in order to receive credit for that clerkship. Make-up weeks must be scheduled with the Clinical Education Coordinator and are not permitted to occur during the same time as another clerkship. You will not receive credit for make-up time that has not been authorized by Academic Affairs. Students must complete and submit the Request to Make Up Clinical Weeks form.


Students are evaluated by their attending(s) and/or clerkship director, using the web-based One45 system. Students are given an opportunity to view the Evaluation Form during Clinical Skills Orientation. Near the conclusion of the rotation, the Clerkship Director will receive an email link to the One45 system, which they will use to submit the student evaluation and final grade to the Registrar.

Liability Insurance

Students in good standing are covered by professional liability insurance during their clinical years as long as they are performing activities within the scope of their University approved training.

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

Information about the MSPE process for students applying to post graduate programs may be found at on the MSPE/Dean's Letters page.

Year III and Year IV Clinical Rotations and Schedules

Year III is comprised of the following components (in no particular order):

Clinical Skills Orientation

1 week

Elective 4 weeks

Family Medicine

12 weeks


4 weeks

Internal Medicine

6 weeks

Medical Jurisprudence



4 weeks

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2 weeks


4 weeks


4 weeks


2 weeks


6 weeks


2 weeks

Schedule 2015-2016 Year III

Year IV is comprised of the following components (in no particular order):

Fundamentals of Medicine 2

4 weeks

COMLEX Preparation

4 weeks

Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Family Practice Specialties (Pain Management & Palliative Care)

4 weeks

Surgical Specialty

0 or 4 weeks

Medicine Specialties

0 or 4weeks

Medicine Core (Cardiology, Pulmonology, and/or ICU) 8 weeks

General Electives

20 weeks

Schedule 2015-2016- Year IV

Please refer to the "Fourth Year Program and Course Descriptions" section of the RowanSOM Education Handbook for more information about clinical rotations and policies for Year IV.

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