Curriculum at a glance
As a student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, your curriculum is divided into three phases:
The Pre-Clerkship phase spans the first 18 months of medical school. During this phase, you will study foundational basic sciences and pathophysiology in a series of academic courses we call "blocks."
In the Clerkship phase, you will apply your basic science knowledge from the pre-clerkship phase to the care of patients in a variety of core disciplines.
The Post-Clerkship phase includes a subinternship, several rotations at Mayo Clinic and other external institutions, and courses designed to prepare you for residency, including Transition to Residency and Internship Bootcamp.
Woven throughout your curriculum are numerous opportunities to customize your education to meet your individual goals and aspirations. We call these academic enrichment opportunities.