The Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) Third Year Curriculum requires clerkships in:

  1. Family Medicine (4 weeks)
  2. Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  3. Neurology (2 weeks)
  4. Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks)
  5. Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  6. Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  7. A “Selective” (2 weeks) Students choose from one of the following options: Anesthesia, Child Psychiatry, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Interventional Radiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Pathology,  or an additional two weeks of Neurology.
  8. General Surgery (6 weeks)
  9. Surgical Specialties (6 weeks) Students choose from one of the following options: Ophthalmology, Urology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, or Otolaryngology (ENT).

 At the conclusion of the Third Year, the student will undergo an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) exam before proceeding to the Fourth Year.

 The Lottery

In order to assign students to a particular clerkship at a particular time, students undergo a lottery process composed of a series of surveys listing their listing their lottery preferences. Exact details of the Lottery System for any given year are often located on the class website. Second year students can always look at the third year website if interested.

  1. The first lottery is that of choosing a rotation number that is linked to a particular permutation of clerkships throughout the academic year. For the rotation schedule of any one year, please go the class website.
  2. Once a student's rotation number has been established, students will undergo a quarterly lottery preference survey to solicit preferences for either site locations (GUH, WHC, VHC, Inova, etc.) or specific clerkship rotations (Neurosurgery, Plastics, PM&R, etc.)