Seven (7) Core Clinical Clerkships: All students are required to successfully complete seven (7) core clinical clerkships during third-year. The seven (7) core clinical clerkships are graded A, B, C, D, and F. These include Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.
Updated MS3 clerkship course information can be found in the Clerkship Catalog.
Three (3) Selectives: Students are also required to successfully complete three (3) selectives during third-year. Unless otherwise noted, each selective is two-weeks and include: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine (Tulsa), Emergency Medicine-Adult, Emergency Medicine-Pediatric, Medical Informatics (Tulsa), Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Radiology-Diagnostic, Sports Medicine (Tulsa), and Urology.
Updated MS3 selective course information can be found in the Selectives Catalog.
Selectives are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Unlike the lock-step schedule for the first two years of medical school, in which all students take the same courses (with the exception of the enrichment courses) at the same time, the students’ third-year schedule varies and is based upon templates that arrange enrollment in clinical courses upon the maximum number of students a specific course may accommodate at any one time. This means that not all of the students will enroll in the same courses at the same time. A random lottery will determine the order in which students select their templates (ascending order students choose their templates and in descending order students choose their selectives).
Third-year students may not change their schedule without expressed permission from the Office of Student Affairs.