Alliance for clinical education perspective paper: recommendations for redesigning the "final year" of medical school.

Journal Article (Editorial)

BACKGROUND: Although medical school typically lasts 4 years, little attention has been devoted to the structure of the educational experience that takes place during the final year of medical school. SUMMARY: In this perspectives paper, we outline goals for the 4th year of medical school to facilitate a transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education. We provide recommendations for capstone courses, subinternship rotations, and specialty-specific schedules, and we conclude with recommendations to medical students and medical schools for how to use the recommendations contained in this document. CONCLUSIONS: We provide an overview of general competencies and specialty specific recommendations to serve as a foundation for medical schools to develop robust 4th-year curricula and for medical students to plan their 4th-year schedules.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reddy, ST; Chao, J; Carter, JL; Drucker, R; Katz, NT; Nesbit, R; Roman, B; Wallenstein, J; Beck, GL

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 420 - 427

PubMed ID

  • 25318040

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10401334.2014.945027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States