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At the Urbana site, the M-3 year consists of required clinical clerkships in six core disciplines. In each clerkship, students develop competencies specific to the discipline as well as to the practice of medicine in general. Care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients gives students experience with both the time commitment and the emotional demands of the physician's life. The habits of information gathering and study developed in basic science are applied in the clinical setting, further preparing students for the life-long learning required by their profession.

During the M-4 year, students complete additional clinical experiences and elective clerkships that will help them identify their choice of residency and acquire the specialty clinical skills common and complementary to all medical disciplines. Electives may be taken within the UIC system or at another Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited program, allowing students to sample geographic locations as well as disciplines prior to the final residency commitment.

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