Clerkship Rotations

Undergraduate Medical Education student with a newborn babyDuring the year 3 Clerkship, undergraduate medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University must complete a minimum of 4 weeks of clinical training in a small or mid-sized community outside of London or Windsor with the option of completing up to 12 weeks if desired. Distributed Education offers clerkship rotations in Southwestern Ontario communities in the following specialties:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

Placement in other specialties can be arranged and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  There are a limited number of clerkship placements available for each block in each community.  Priority for these placements will be given to students who have not yet met the curriculum requirements.  Requests will then be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Program Update

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Clerkship Rotations

The Distributed Education program provides accommodation and travel funding for clerks at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University who complete placements in one of our Distributed Education rural or regional communities. These placements may be 4 to 6 weeks in length.