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The Brody School of Medicine
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Block/Site Scheduling

The block clerkship schedules are completed by the Office of Student Affairs using E*Value Optimization. Each clinical department's clerkship coordinator does site scheduling within each specific clerkship.

M2 students will be given scheduling options for their M3 Schedules at an M3 Scheduling Meeting in late February.

Schedules will be distributed in April each year. 

Orientation/Transition to 3rd Year

Some training will take place in April and May of the M2 year (noted on the M2 Spring Calendar).  The final training will take place on the first day of the first M3 Clerkship beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Students will be updated with specifics via emails from Student Affairs.

M3 Transition/Orientation Schedule CO 2016

Clinical Core Clerkships
Third Year Consist of
  • Family Medicine - 8 weeks
  • Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology - 6 weeks
  • Pediatrics - 8 weeks
  • Psychiatric Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Surgery - 8 weeks
  • Radiology - intersession meetings
  • M3 Clinical Elective - 2 weeks
  • M3 Community Elective - 2 weeks

Clerkship Directors
  • Family Medicine - Susan Keen, MD
  • Internal Medicine - MJ Barchman, MD
  • OB/Gyn - Heidi Bell, MD and Jill Sutton, MD
  • Pediatrics - David Eldridge, MD and Coral Steffey, MD
  • Psychiatry - Shannon Tyler, MD
  • Surgery - Michael Bard, MD
  • Radiology - Leigh Patterson, MD
  • M3 Clinical Elective - Keith Nelson, MD
  • M3 Community Elective - Roytesa Savage, MD

Clerkship Coordinators
  • Family Medicine - Tammy McKinney
  • Internal Medicine  - Becky Anderson
  • Ob/Gyn - Anita Holley
  • Pediatrics - Teresa Hobgood
  • Psychiatry - Carolyn Sherrod
  • Surgery - Amy Sweers

M3 Electives
The M3 Clinical Elective follows the Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship.

The M3 Community Elective follows the Ob/Gyn Clerkship.

The M-3 Electives are intended to be opportunities to engage in career exploration. These will be mandatory experiences, with the option of pursuing electives within whatever disciplines you choose. It is expected that you will most often choose electives in a clinical discipline; but an elective in a basic science discipline would also be allowed if related to career exploration.  If you have already firmly selected a career choice, you could elect to pursue some aspect of that discipline in depth (e.g. rural medicine, primary care). Or, you could elect to spend time in a more “systems” oriented experience designed to enhance your understanding of health economics, health care systems, evidence-based medicine, public health, preventive medicine or similar topics. Clinical research could also serve as the basis of an elective.
The implementation of these electives require your careful advanced planning.  The bullet points below summarize various administrative policies related to M3 electives:
  • Identifying a potential site and primary preceptor
  • Formulating educational objectives for the experience
  • Completing all required paperwork, including signatures of faculty
  • Completion of an official evaluation form by a preceptor regarding student performance

Planning for the elective courses will be your responsibility, with a timeline requiring you to complete all details 60 days in advance.

            Clerkship        Elective Month        Application due

       1                   August                     June 

               2                   October                    August 

               3                   December                 October 

               4                   February                   December 

               5                   April                         February 

               6                   June                         April

The electives will receive pass/fail grades in your official student transcript.
If you do not complete the required arrangements by the deadline, you will receive a grade of F.
You will not be allowed to do international rotations to fulfill the M3 elective requirements.
Faculty will reserve the right to accept you for these elective rotations using “first come, first served” and/or other criteria.

M3 Elective Applications
M3 Clinical Elective Application         (follows Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship)
M3 Community Elective Application   (follows OB/GYN Clerkship)

M3 Elective Evaluations
M3 Clinical Elective Evaluation         (follows Psychiatric Medicine Clerkship)
M3 Community Elective Evaluation   (follows OB/GYN Clerkship)

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M3 Elective Ideas

Students may find new sites or review previous sites for ideas.  The M4 Catalog (found on the M4 Curriculum page) also lists preceptors and courses that may sometimes accept M3 students for electives.

The Clinical Elective may be done anywhere in the United States.

The Community Elective must be done in Greenville, NC.

Past Sites for 2007-2010
Past Sites for 2010-11
Past Sites for 2011-12
Past Sites for 2012-2013