Clinical Education Curriculum

Ross Med students begin clinical training and patient interaction in their first semester, you’ll be well prepared as you begin these clinical rotations



After completing the Medical Sciences curriculum in Barbados, your Ross Med journey continues in years 3 and 4 as you begin your Clinical Education curriculum at teaching hospitals in the United States.

During this time, you will also prepare for and take the United States Medical License Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 and Step 2.

Because Ross Med students begin clinical training and patient interaction in their first semester, you’ll be well prepared as you begin these clinical rotations and prepare for residency.

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Core Clerkship Rotations

During your third year of medical school, you'll complete 48 weeks of core clerkship rotations. These include:

Internal Medicine

(12 weeks)

Learn the foundational behavior, knowledge, and clinical skills required to diagnose and treat common medical problems in adult patients.


(12 weeks)

Explore conditions requiring surgical intervention, observe how surgical patients are managed, and learn the policies and procedures of the operating room.


(6 weeks)

Learn skills and knowledge required for the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.

Family Medicine

(6 weeks)

Learn the principles of family medicine, with an emphasis on continuous and comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages and genders within social contexts. You’ll learn to diagnose and treat common medical problems and about ambulatory care, continuity of care, and health maintenance.


(6 weeks)

Explore the changes—both normal and pathological—that can take place in a woman during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Learn to diagnose and treat major gynecological diseases and the various methods of family planning.


(6 weeks)

Dive into the major categories of mental disorders, including diagnosis and some methods of therapy. Learn how to take a psychiatric history and evaluate a patient’s mental status.

All Clinical Rotations

Below, you view all the clinical rotations courses available. Required clerkships (48 weeks) are listed alongside subspecialties in each area.


Core Clinical Rotations

320 Medicine
321 Cardiology329 Nephrology
322 Critical Care Medicine330 Oncology
323 Emergency Medicine331 Pulmonary Disease
324 Endocrinology332 Rheumatology
325 Gastroenterology333 Rehabilitation Medicine
327 Infectious Disease336 Sports Medicine
328 Allergy and Immunology337 Tropical Medicine
338 Medicine Subinternship 


410 Obstetrics/Gynecology
411 Obstetrics/ Gynecology Subinternship 
490 Pediatrics
491 Pediatrics Subinternship 
540 Psychology
540 Psychology 
610 Surgery
611 Colon and Rectal Surgery623 Ophthalmology
612 Neurological Surgery626 Hand Surgery
613 Orthopedic Surgery627 Surgical Subinternship
615 Plastic Surgery628 Pediatric Surgery
617 Urology640 Burn Surgery
618 Vascular Surgery641 Shock Trauma Surgery
619 Otolaryngology642 Cardiothoracic Surgery
620 Trauma Surgery 
710 Family Medicine
710 Family Medicine 



After core training, students participate in 42 weeks of elective clerkships.

Elective Courses
820 Neonatology837 Intensive Care Unit
803 Neurological Pathology839 Ob/ Gyn Anesthesia
805 Ambulatory Internal Medicine840 Medical Ethics
806 Neurology851 Pathology
807 Anesthesiology853 Pediatric Infectious Disease
808 Emergency Room854 Pediatric Genetics
812 Clinical Pathology857 Preventive Medicine
813 Clinical Radiology858 Primary Care
815 Radiation Oncology859 Psychiatry Elective
816 Radiology 866 Substance Abuse
817 Dermatology872 Pediatric Orthopedics
819 Public Health873 Surgical Elective 
821 Electrocardiography 875 Medicine Elective
822 Family Medicine Elective877 Podiatry
825 General Surgery Elective879 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
828 Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Care882 Pediatric Elective
830 Gynecological Surgery892 Ob/ Gyn Elective
833 Perinatology896 Adolescent Medicine
834 Infertility897 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Electives


860 Pediatrics Research Elective870 Clinical Research Elective


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