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Academic Requirements

First 100 Weeks

Year 1

  • From the Person to the Professional: Challenges, Privileges, and Responsibilities (CPR) – 8 weeks
  • The Biologic Imperative (BI) – 12 weeks
  • Continuity and Change: Fueling the Body (FTB) – 11 weeks
  • Continuity and Change: Homeostasis (HOM) – 12 weeks
  • Acceptable academic and professional behavior and ethical standards
  • Timely completion of required certifications and training

Year 2

  • Interacting with the Environment (IE) – 16 weeks
  • The Human Condition (HC) – 12 weeks
  • Completion of USMLE Step 1 (a passing score on USMLE Step 1 is required to continue in Year 3);
  • Acceptable academic and professional behavior and ethical standards
  • Timely completion of required certifications and training

Second 100 Weeks

Year 3 - Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE)

  • Core Learning – 4 weeks
  • Six (6) Core Clerkships:
    • Psychiatry – 6 weeks
    • Neurology – 6 weeks
    • Pediatrics – 6 weeks
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology – 6 weeks
    • Medicine – 8 weeks
    • Surgery – 6 weeks
  • Continuity Clinic Clerkship – 1 half-day per week for 12 weeks
  • Four (4) weeks of selectives
  • Acceptable academic and professional behavior and ethical standards
  • Timely completion of required certifications and training

Year 4 - Preparation for Residency

  • Three (3) Core Acting Internships (AIs):
    • Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, or Surgery – 4 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
    • Critical Care – 4 weeks
  • Twenty (20) weeks of electives
  • Completion of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills
  • Acceptable academic and professional behavior and ethical standards
  • Timely completion of required certifications and training
  • Satisfactory completion of the required academic, professional and curriculum competencies (including patient encounters and procedures) set forth by the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and/or any of its components, including the Student Advancement Committee, Curriculum Committees or other Committees and/or departments

Year 4 (For MD/PhD Students Only)

  • Two (2) Core Acting Internships (AIs):
    • Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, or Surgery – 4 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine or Critical Care – 4 weeks
  • Eight (8) weeks of electives
  • Completion of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills
  • Acceptable academic and professional behavior and ethical standards
  • Timely completion of required certifications and training
  • Satisfactory completion of the required academic, professional and curriculum competencies (including patient encounters and procedures) set forth by the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and/or any of its components, including the Student Advancement Committee, Curriculum Committees or other Committees and/or departments

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