Clerkship - Medicine - CLER


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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601 Chicago Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week clerkship in reproductive medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

602 Chicago Psychiatry Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week in-depth experience in psychiatry and psychological medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

603 Chicago Pediatrics Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week clerkship which provides pediatric instruction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

604 Chicago Surgery Clerkship
1 TO 8 hours. An eight-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital. 1 to 8 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

605 Chicago Medicine Clerkship
1 TO 12 hours. A twelve-week clerkship designed to allow the student to apply the basic knowledge learned in the pre-clinical years. 1 to 12 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

606 Chicago Family Medicine Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week clerkship which emphasizes the outpatient care of children and adults in the office setting. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

608 Essentials of Clinical Practice and Professionalism - Chicago
2 hours. A two week course that prepares third year students for their clerkships by providing training and resources that will help them excel.

609 Clinical Student Portfolio - Chicago
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine program.

610 Chicago Independent Study
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine.

611 Chicago Fourth Year Elective Clerkships
0 TO 20 hours. A variable hour course that covers the elective clerkship phase of the Doctor of Medicine program. No grade is issued. Detailed clerkship experiences are added to the students' academic records. May be repeated to a maximum of 20 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

612 Medicine Sub-Internship - Chicago
4 hours. A four-week clerkship experience that represents, in part, a continuation of the third year Medicine core clerkship but offers graduated, supervised responsibility for patient care in the area of general internal medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

613 Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Clinical Elective-Chicago
1 hours. Third year medical students focus on continuity of patient care; problem solving; the patient care team; wellness; preventive medicine counseling and family development. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 645.

614 Medical Decision Analysis - Chicago
1 hours. Introduction to medical decision analysis, a method for assessing risks and benefits of diagnostic tests and therapies and combining these to compare alternative strategies. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

616 Peoria Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
8 hours. An eight-week clerkship in reproductive medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

617 Peoria Psychiatry Clerkship
6 hours. An eight-week indepth experience in psychiatry and psychological medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

618 Peoria Pediatrics Clerkship
8 hours. An eight-week clerkship which provides pediatric instruction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

619 Peoria Surgery Clerkship
1 TO 8 hours. An eight-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital. 1 to 8 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

620 Peoria Medicine Clerkship
1 TO 12 hours. A twelve-week clerkship designed to allow the student to apply the basic knowledge learned in the pre-clinical years. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

621 Peoria Family Practice Clerkship
6 hours. A four-week clerkship which emphasizes the outpatient care of children and adults in the office setting. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

622 Peoria Specialty Clerkship
4 hours. Four-weeks of one of the required specialty clerkships. . Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year of the Doctor of Medicine program.

623 Peoria Independent Study
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine.

624 Peoria Fourth Year Clerkships
16 hours. A full-time course that covers the elective clerkship phase of the Doctor of Medicine program. No grade is issued. Detailed clerkship experiences are added to the students' academic record. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

625 Pediatric Sub-Internship - Chicago
4 hours. A four-week clerkship that provides students an intense, broad-based pediatric learning experience at the level of a first year pediatric resident. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all six third year core clerkships and senior standing in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine Program.

627 Clinical Student Portfolio - Peoria
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine program.

631 Rockford Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week clerkship which provides instruction in reproductive medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior/third year in the Doctor of Medicine program in Rockford.

632 Rockford Psychiatry Clerkship
6 hours. A six-week clerkship which provides in-depth experience in Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior/third year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

633 Rockford Pediatrics Clerkship
6 hours. An eight-week clerkship which provides pediatric instruction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior/third year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

634 Rockford Surgery Clerkship
1 TO 12 hours. A twelve-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

635 Rockford Medicine Clerkship
1 TO 12 hours. A twelve-week clerkship designed to allow the student to apply the basic knowledge learned in the pre-clinical years. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

636 Clinical Student Portfolio - Rockford
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Rockford Doctor of Medicine program.

637 Family Medicine Clerkship - Rockford
6 hours. Students provide primary health care in an ambulatory care clinic setting under faculty supervision. Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program at the Rockford site.

639 Rockford Independent Study
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine.

640 Rockford Fourth Year Clerkships
16 hours. A full-time course that covers the elective clerkship phase of the Doctor of Medicine program. No grade is issued. Detailed clerkship experiences are added to the students' academic records. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

641 Interface Between Family Medicine and the Community - Rockford
1 hours. Teaches skills for and design of a community-oriented primary care project, addressing health care needs of the local community in which the senior preceptorship occurs. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 665. Restricted to students admitted to the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) at Rockford.

642 Rural Family Medicine Preceptorship - Rockford
1 TO 16 hours. Clinical preceptorship in rural family practice. Community-oriented primary care project in a rural setting and assessment of health care resources in a rural community. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): CLER 641. Restricted to students admitted to the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) at Rockford.

643 Family Medicine Longitudinal Clerkship - Rockford
4 hours. Provides primary health care in an ambulatory care clinic setting under faculty supervision one day per week for 24 weeks. 4 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Rockford Doctor of Medicine Program, successful completion of M2 year requirements and has taken the USMLE Step 1 Examination.

651 Urbana Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
8 hours. An eight-week clerkship in reproductive medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

652 Urbana Psychiatry Clerkship
6 hours. An eight-week indepth experience in Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

653 Urbana Pediatrics Clerkship
8 hours. An eight-week clerkship which provides pediatric instruction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

654 Urbana Surgery Clerkship
1 TO 8 hours. An eight-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

655 Urbana Medicine Clerkship
1 TO 12 hours. A twelve-week and four-week split clerkship designed to allow the student to apply the basic knowledge learned in the preclinical years. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

656 Urbana Family Practice Clerkship
6 hours. A four-week clerkship which emphasizes the outpatient care of children and adults in the office setting. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

657 Urbana Specialty Clerkship
4 hours. Four weeks of one of the required specialty clerkships. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the junior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

658 Urbana Independent Study
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine.

659 Urbana Fourth Year Clerkships
16 hours. A full-time course that covers the elective clerkship phase of the Doctor of Medicine program. No grade is issued. Detailed clerkship experiences are added to the students' academic records. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

660 Medicine and Society - Urbana
5 hours. Multidisciplinary approach to the social aspects of medicine and health care. The evolution of human disease, cultural and social aspects of illness, ethical issues in health care delivery, communication in medical settings, the history of medicine, medical economics and medicine as a profession. Prerequisite(s): Promotion to the senior year in the Doctor of Medicine program.

662 Clinical Student Portfolio - Urbana
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.

670 Longitudinal Career Development Course
0 TO 1 hours. A longitudinal course from M1 to M4 years that will assist medical students in developing the knowledge and skills to make a thoughtful and successful specialty choice. Extensive computer use required.

671 Essentials of Clinical Practice and Professionalism - 2
1 hours. This one week course is designed as a transition course for graduating medical students to prepare for their intern year of residency.

672 Laboratory Medicine
2 hours. This two-week practical course provides a foundation for the use of the clinical laboratory in patient care.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.