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Clinical training begins in the third year at many medical schools. This is an incredibly exciting time as you are taking the next big step toward becoming a physician. However, it is usually also very anxiety provoking since it differs markedly from your preclinical training and requires that you develop and use a whole new set of skills in learning to care for patients. But once that initial anxiety dissipates (which it will!), your third year clerkships are a wonderful time on your path to becoming a doctor as you begin to figure out the kind of medicine you want to practice and begin to develop your own professional identity.
Depending on your school, now may be the time to consider the structure of your third year schedule. Each institution is different in terms of scheduling and you may have more or less ability to influence exactly what your year will look like—what you will take when and in what sequence. Regardless, there are a number of things to think about when making your schedule requests, particularly if you are considering internal medicine:
It is worth considering these points as you put together your schedule request. Obviously, your schedule needs to be tailored to you own circumstances, and the advice of the students who have already been through the third year and residents who can look back at their own experience may be helpful in deciding how to structure your rotations.
Also, if scheduling limitations prevent you from structuring your third year schedule the way you would like, don’t panic. There are almost always other options available to help make your schedule work in a way that will help you both with your learning and deciding on a career path. Your advisors and mentors, both within the department of medicine and dean’s office can provide invaluable input and guidance in making your third year schedule meet your goals.