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Although you are busy with your clinical clerkships, you are now well into the second half of the academic year and it won’t be long until you are a fourth year student. Although much of your energy for the rest of your third year will be spent focusing on your rotations and preparing for the USMLE Step 2 examinations, once they are over you can turn your attention to what happens in your fourth year. However, to get the most out of your fourth year, it is helpful to look ahead now.
Although the focus of the first half of the fourth year tends to be on applying for residency, it is both an important and interesting time in your training. There are occasional discussions about shortening the time in medical school to three years with the argument being made that adequate factual knowledge can be learned in three years with the rest being able to be acquired during residency training. Although this concept has some merit, the fourth year has been preserved primarily because of its value in helping you process, consolidate, and expand what you have learned over the previous time in medical school. Although there is still much factual medicine to be learned during this time, it is often the development of the less tangible aspects of becoming a physician that makes the fourth year so meaningful.
Here are some key ideas for getting the most out of your fourth year:
So remember that there is much more to your fourth year that just residency application – think ahead and be sure to take advantage of what it has to offer!