Classroom. Study. Classroom. Study. That is the rhythm of life in your first two years of medical school. Then comes clinical rotations. The Clinical Sciences portion of your medical degree is the time when you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life medical situations.
During clinical rotations, students participate in patient care as they rotate through a variety of specialties at some of the best hospitals and medical centers in the U.S. Training includes physical examination, laboratory analysis, case presentations, clinical workshops, and conferences. You’re hands-on which is the best way to learn and get a feel for what life will be like as an MD.
Joe Torres, Assistant Manager, Clinical/Registrar Services for Saint James explains it this way, “What I tell new students who begin their rotations is that this is when the “fun” begins. The hospital floor is your classroom now. They have to transition from the mentality of being a student to being a medical professional because, in rotations, they are charged with real-life responsibilities, which can bear a huge significance in the lives of their patients.”
The Clinical Sciences component is completed over five semesters. The clinical rotation portion at Saint James School of Medicine is divided into 48 weeks of core clerkships and 32 weeks of elective clinical rotations and guided by qualified clinical faculty. You’ll complete this portion of your studies alongside students from some of America’s best medical schools.
It’s an invaluable opportunity that you can achieve for a fraction of the cost of traditional U.S. medical students. But the thing that is the same, no matter where you go, is the importance of this time to shape your practical knowledge of medicine.
“Active learning and real-life exposure gives our students the foundation of what life as a medical doctor will really be like – from running tests to working with other medical professionals to helping save lives,” says Torres.
At Saint James School of Medicine, we provide you with some of the best training grounds for your clinical studies and prepare you for residency. Some of our affiliated hospitals are:
- Jackson Park Hospital (Chicago, IL)
- Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
- Harbor Point Health Center (Portsmouth, VA)
- Greenwood Leflore Hospital (Greenwood, MS)
- West Suburban/Westlake Hospital (Oak Park, IL)
- Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, VA)
- Metro South Medical Center (Blue Island, IL)
- Genesys Regional Medical Center (Grand Blanc, MI)
- John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL)
- Raleigh General Hospital (Beckley, WV)
- Appalachian Regional Hospital (Beckley, WV)
- Rockford Memorial Hospital (Rockford, IL)
- Evergreen Health (Seattle, WA)
- Mercy Hospital NWA Communities (Rogers, AR)
- Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville, MS)
- Brentwood Hospital (Shreveport, LA)
- Griffin Memorial Hospital (Norman, OK)
For more information on Saint James School of Medicine Clinical Sciences program, please call at 800-542-1553 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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