Advanced Studies is an individually designed curriculum that includes a variety of advanced clinical rotations and elective courses. This final phase prepares students to enter residency programs and encourages synthesis of advanced basic science applications and clinical practice. In addition, the students present the culmination of their four-year scholarly efforts in the Capstone Celebration. The Capstone Celebration is a campus-wide forum where students present their scholarly projects and students and faculty can recognize their achievements.
The electives curriculum for Advanced Studies Phase IV is designed to foster the development of graduates who are knowledgeable, skillful and ethical, as well as broaden and balance the overall education of each student. It serves the purpose of career exploration and focuses students in preparation for graduate medical education.