Phase II

Second-year students currently completing Phase I coursework are eligible to begin scheduling Phase II courses. This is an exciting transition as the focus of your medical education becomes centered on clinical duties that will make up the majority of your professional career. The curriculum is designed to instruct students on each broad area of clinical practice. Clinical clerkship exposure will also help form the basis of experience that students will use to make their professional career decisions.

The third year is composed of two weeks of Profession of Medicine II, eight required clerkships, four weeks of elective taken either as a single four-week elective or two two-week electives, and three two-week Career Exploration and Synthesis weeks. The third-year elective must be taken at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Required clerkships are:

  • Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Surgery (6 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (4 weeks)
  • Family and Community Medicine (LIC)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Underserved Medicine (4 weeks).

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Blocks

  • Profession of Medicine II: April 17-28, 2017
  • Block 1
    • Rotation 1: May 1 – 26, 2017
    • Rotation 2: May 29 – June 23, 2017
    • Rotation 3: June 26 – July 21, 2017
    • Career Exploration & Synthesis: July 24 – Aug. 4, 2017
    • Assessment Week: Aug. 7 – 11, 2017
  • Block 2
    • Rotation 1: Aug. 14 – Sept. 8, 2017
    • Rotation 2: Sept. 11 – Oct. 6, 2017
    • Rotation 3: Oct. 9 – Nov. 3, 2017
    • Career Exploration & Synthesis: Nov. 6 – 17, 2017
    • Assessment Week: Nov. 20 – 22, 2017
  • Block 3
    • Rotation 1: Nov. 27 – Dec. 22, 2017
    • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
    • Rotation 2: Jan. 8 – Feb. 2, 2018
    • Rotation 3: Feb. 5 – March 2, 2018
    • Career Exploration & Synthesis: March 5 – 16, 2018
    • Assessment Week: March 19 – 23, 2018

Phase II Integrated Medical Sciences

Integrated science sessions take place on selected Fridays from 1-5 p.m.

  • Block 1
    • May 12, 19
    • June 9, 16
    • July 7, 14, 28
    • Aug 4
  • Block 2
    • Aug. 25
    • Sept. 1, 22, 29
    • Oct. 20, 27
    • Nov. 10, 17
  • Block 3
    • Dec. 8, 15
    • Jan. 19, 26
    • Feb. 16, 23
    • March 9, 16

Phase II OSCE Dates

Formative OSCE: Nov. 15-17, 2017
Summative OSCE III: April 2-6, 9-12, 2018

Phase II Wellness Retreat

March 30, 2018