TRANSITIONING FROM MEDICALSCIENCES TO CLINICAL SCIENCES
When the time comes fora student to depart the Medical Sciences campus, we hope they will have solid skills for the first steps of their fulfilling career, a network of many friends, and confidence in the path ahead of them. The following policies and recommendations regarding the departure from Medical Sciences will help a student move successfully to the next phase of their training.
Outstanding debt on aRUSM student account will prevent the student from seeking clinical clerkships and proceeding to the next phase of your education. Students will not be allowed to obtain needed transcripts from the Office of the Registrar until arrangements have been for payment of the student debt obligations.
Students who have an outstanding balance on their RUSM student account at the completion of the Medical Sciences will not be scheduled for clinical clerkship clerkships and will not be provided with any official transcripts.
Adding a Clerkship
Affiliate Hospital Sites: Students are permitted to add a clinical clerkship at an affiliate hospital 30 calendar days* prior to the start date. Approval to add a clinical clerkship is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Clerkships. Requests outside of the Office of Clinical Clerkships will not be accepted.
*Please note some affiliate hospital sites require no additions within 60 or 90 calendar days. Students are strongly advised to contact the Office of Clinical Clerkships prior to scheduling.
Non-Affiliate Hospital Sites: Students interested in non-affiliate clerkships, must submit a Non-Affiliate Application 45 calendar days prior to the start date. Requests to add a non-affiliate clerkship within 45 calendar days of the start will not be accepted.
Students are required to send confirmation of their non-affiliate elective prior to the scheduled start. Failure to send confirmation and received approval (i.e. added to the student’sschedule) will result in no credit and no reimbursement.
Dropping a Clerkship
Students are not permitted to drop a clinical clerkshipwithin 30 calendar days* of the start date, or after beginning the clerkship. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Operations or authorized designee, at his or her discretion.
*Please note some affiliate hospital sites do not permit students to drop within 60 or 90 calendar days. Students are strongly advised to contact the Office of Clinical Clerkships prior to dropping any clerkships.
If a student drops a clinical clerkshipwithin 30 calendar days of the start date or after beginning the clerkshipwithout written permission from RUSM, the student may be subject to the following:
CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS AND ELECTIVES IN NEW YORK
All students that are scheduled for clerkships within the state of New York, whether it isa core or elective clerkship, must submit their completed New York State Education Department application to their designated program coordinator 30-days prior to the start of their clerkships, along with any additional requested documentation. Should a student be scheduled for an affiliate clerkship, the student must complete the long-term clerkship application; while a student seeking a non-affiliate elective clerkship must submit a Letter of Eligibility application with required payment. Additional information is located on the student portal.