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Four Year Course Requirements

Requirements for Graduation

General Information

Listed below are the requirements to be fulfilled during the clinical years. Students register online (CBase :Registration:Drop/adds) for all of these courses EXCEPT for  electives taken at sites other than Stony Brook Hospital. You must meet with your advisor before submitting your 4th year registration request online.

For the Class of 2013 and the Class of 2014 4th Year:

A minimum of 30 weeks of academic work must be successfully completed during the 4th year of which at least 16 weeks must be within the Stony Brook system.  In addition, during the third and fourth year, at least 6 weeks of clinical rotations must be completed at Stony Brook Hospital.

Courses that are mandatory for graduation include:

Subinternship in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Urology, Ob/Gyn or Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)

Neurology (taken in either 3rd or 4th year) (4 weeks)

TTR/Transition to Residency (4 weeks)

ACE/Advanced Clinical Experience (4 weeks)

Psychiatry in Medicine (2 weeks)

In addition, students must take a minimum of ten (10) weeks of elective time in the 4th year.

Three mini clerkships: Radiology (2 wks.), Emergency Medicine (2 wks.) and Anesthesiology (2 wks.) must be taken in either the 3rd or 4th years. Students set up their own electives using CBase, VSAS or paper applications, depending on the requirements established by the elective sites. Students register for away electives by submitting Elective Approval forms (or, for the 2014-15 academic year, approval requests in CBase) that have contact information for the site, the name of the supervising attending at the site, and learning objectives, as well as proof of an offer and acceptance for the elective at a site where an affiliate agreement is in place. Elective Approval forms MUST be submitted for all electives except those taken at SBUH, VA, WUH, NUMC, Peconic or Southampton Hospital regardless of how you apply.  All courses must be enrolled in CBase prior to the start date (30 days in advance is the deadline).

When 'counting' up your time for graduation, a helpful hint is to see that you have the mandatory courses plus enough electives to add up the total time to 78 weeks in the 3rd and 4th years combined.

To see descriptions of the 4th year courses, click here.

Class of 2014 & 2015 Graduation Requirements:

During the clinical years a minimum of 78 academic weeks must be completed for graduation, usually 48 weeks in year three and 30 in year four.  A minimum of 14 weeks of total elective time is taken during the clinical years.

Mandatory Courses in Year Three  (40 weeks total [plus take additional 8 wks from "Flex Courses"])

Ambulatory Care 4 wks

Medicine 8 wks

Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience

Pediatrics 8 wks

Surgery 8 wks

Ob/Gyn 8 wks

Psychiatry 4 wks

Mandatory Courses in Year Four  (14 weeks total)

TTR/Transition to Residency 4 wks

ACE/Advanced Clinical Experience 4 wks

Psychiatry in Medicine 2 wks

Subinternship in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery,
Emergency Medicine, Urology  OR Ob/Gyn 4 wks

Mandatory Courses in Year Three or Year Four ("Flex Courses")

Emergency Medicine mini-clerkship 2 wks

Radiology mini-clerkship 2 wks

Anesthesiology mini-clerkship 2 wks

Neurology 4 wks

Electives 14 wks

Minimum Total for 3rd and 4th years is 78 weeks.


Although four weeks of preclinical elective work can be transferred for year four elective credits, we strongly encourage students to take at least 14 weeks of electives during the clinical years. The fourth year schedule allows ample time for additional electives. Students set up their own electives using CBase, VSAS or paper applications, depending on the requirements established by the elective sites. Students enroll for away electives by submitting Elective Approval forms or (in 2014-15 academic year) CBase requests for Elective Approval that have contact information for the site, the name of the supervising attending at the site, and learning objectives, as well as proof of an offer and acceptance for the elective at a site where an affiliate agreement is in place.  Elective Approval MUST be submitted for all electives except those taken at SBUH, VA, WUH, NUMC, Peconic or Southampton Hospital regardless of how you apply.  All courses must be enrolled in CBase prior to the start date (30 days in advance is the deadline).


How to set up electives click here

 In addition to the above course work, students must pass the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and the Step 2 CS exams. Step 2 CK must be taken before the end of February to assure a May graduation, before the end of August to assure a December graduation. Step 2 CS must be taken by December 15th for a May graduation and by August 15th for a December graduation. At the end of the third year, students will take and must pass a “CPX” OSCE.  Plan to take Step 2 CS after you've taken the CPX so that you can learn from this experience. CLASS OF 2017 AND BEYOND:  Both Step 2 CS and CK must be taken by December 15th.  

Students are encouraged to read TGIF emails on Fridays.  New helpful materials are sent out every week.

 


Page last updated by A. Dowsey on 09/02/2015