The medical education program’s Clerkship Phase lasts for 14 months and is divided into two distinct phases. The first 12 months focus on acute and emergent care clinical experiences, covering rotations in medical specialties including Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery-Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Geriatrics-Palliative Medicine. The remaining clinical care period is dedicated to a non-contiguous chronic disease management and health promotion block. Coaching and Mentoring Pauses (CAMPs) are incorporated to enable students to reflect on their clinical performance and prepare for upcoming rotations.
At the end of Phase 2, students undergo the Periodic Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (PEAK) to evaluate their clinical knowledge and practical skills acquired throughout the Clerkship Phase. This phase offers a comprehensive clinical education with opportunities for both acute and chronic care experiences. With the incorporation of CAMPs and the PEAK assessment, students receive additional support and feedback as they progress through the program.
Ambulatory Patient Experience (APEX)
The Ambulatory Patient Experience (APEX) provides early and longitudinal exposure to patient care for medical students in Phases 1, 2, and 3. It develops their clinical skills, fosters engagement with patients, and promotes a patient-centered approach to medical care.
In Phase 2, APEX sessions continue through the placement of students in clerkship-specific ambulatory care sites throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and its affiliates. The program provides students with hands-on experience in clinical settings and helps them to develop clinical skills and medical knowledge.