John T. Milliken Department of Medicine

Instruction in medicine is provided during all four years of the medical curriculum, beginning with Practice of Medicine I (Medicine 507) during the first year. Teaching during the second year has two main objectives: (1) the correlation of the basic sciences with clinical aspects of disease; and (2) training in the technical methods of physical examination and laboratory diagnosis. By the beginning of the third year, the student is ready for the supervised clinical study of individual patients. A clinical clerkship of 12 weeks, divided into three four-week periods, is served by third-year students on the medical services of the department. During the final year, students may select a sub-internship in general medicine and a series of elective courses in the medical specialties.