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Medical Selectives

The fourth year allows students to choose two medical selective rotations. Medical selective rotations consist of clinical experiences involving both general medicine and subspecialty clerkships, occurring in inpatient and outpatient settings. Students have the flexibility to choose among several options to fulfill their medical selective requirement which serves to ensure all students attain a solid foundation of medical knowledge while also providing them with the flexibility and opportunity to schedule rotations in specific areas of interest.

Medical selectives are usually completed at VCOM core training sites where the College has established clinical rotations, affiliation agreements and appointed faculty. The Intensive Medical Selective may occur at a site with post-graduate education if approved by clinical affairs.

Students must complete a minimum of one rotation from Intensive Medicine Selective  (MED 8205). The second medical selective rotation may come from either Intensive Medicine Selective or Medical Selective. In order to ensure students attain a broad scope of training, medical selective rotations cannot be repeated.

Medical selectives will be designated on student transcripts as:

MED 8205 Intensive Medical Selective 4 credit hours
MED 8215 Medical Selective 4 credit hours

Intensive Medical Selective

Cardiology
Critical Care / Intensive Care
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Neonatology/NICU
Nephrology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine/PICU
Pulmonology
Sub-Internship - Family Medicine
Sub-Internship - Pediatrics
Sub-Intership - Internal Medicine

Medical Selective

Allergy/Immunology*
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Family Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Internal Medicine
Neurology
Psychiatry

OMM*
Physical Medicine and Rehab*
Rheumatology*
Sports Medicine* from a primary care focus
VCOM International Outreach

* May be taken as a two or four week rotation

Students with questions regarding medical selective rotations or curriculum should speak with their campus Discipline Chair of Medicine or Director of Fourth Year Clinical Rotations.

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