Clinical Sciences

Clinical sciences provide a diverse and rewarding career path, allowing individuals to make a significant difference in the lives of patients and contribute to advancing medical knowledge. Our clinical sciences program offers a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the intricacies of anatomy, physiology, and employability skills, which are essential for the successful practice of healthcare professionals.

The clinical sciences program is instructed by faculties with expertise in various healthcare sectors, ensuring that the coursework is up-to-date, relevant, and applicable to the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare.

The course offers numerous career opportunities for graduates, ranging from traditional roles like doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists to more specialized positions like medical researchers or laboratory technicians. With transferable skills embedded into each module, graduates are well-equipped to handle a range of challenges in their professional lives and have a strong foundation for further education and specialization.

Additionally, the program’s curriculum fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, which are vital for success in any profession. Students also gain practical experience through clinical placements, where they can observe and participate in real-world healthcare settings, applying the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to actual patient care.

CCU’s clinical program stands out due to the personalized and hands-on support offered by its faculty throughout a student’s clinical rotation journey.

Small Classes - Big Support

At CCU, students benefit from small class sizes and personalized learning, which provides exceptional support and guidance during clinical rotations. Faculty closely monitor progress and maintain contact with attending physicians and preceptors, giving students a unique level of attention and mentorship compared to larger schools.

Clinical, Professional and Personal Transformation

CCU prioritizes both clinical experience and career planning and personal growth, providing assistance with administrative tasks like housing and scheduling. This allows students to focus on their development without distractions, knowing they have the support of the CCU team.

Exclusive Programs and Prompt Rotations

CCU’s extensive clinical network ensures that there is no waiting period for clinical rotations.

Modernized Curriculum

CCU’s academic program follows the modern systems-based approach used by leading US medical schools.

Residency Success

Students from CCU attain residency placements at a rate similar to that of numerous medical schools in the US and Canada.

Affordability

CCU offers affordable and accessible education with low tuition fees.

USMLE Eminence

CCU students achieve a first-time pass rate on the crucial USMLE Step 1 exam comparable to that of medical schools in the US.

CCU and Canada

CCU has a proven track record of obtaining clinical rotations and residency placements in Canada

Duration of Clinical Rotations and Clerkships

CLINICAL ROTATIONS (76 WEEKS)

Our MD program’s clinical sciences component spans 76 weeks at affiliated US hospitals and clinical facilities, including 48 weeks of core clerkships and 28 weeks of elective clinical rotations. Students gain hands-on experience in various medical specialties and receive guidance from clinical faculty. Training includes physical examination, laboratory analysis, case presentations, clinical workshops, and conferences, providing practical skills for residency.

We have clinical rotations in the US, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Clinical trainings offered across various parts of the United States include:

INTERNAL MEDICINE (12 WEEKS)

During the 12-week Internal Medicine Clerkship, students learn about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in adults, with a focus on problem-solving based on integrated information. The clerkship provides an opportunity for students to improve their fundamental skills of data collection and clinical reasoning and become familiar with common illnesses in adults, their diagnoses, treatments, and preventive measures.

SURGERY (12 WEEKS)

The General Surgery Clerkship that spans 12 weeks aids students gain exposure to surgery and different surgical subspecialties. They learn the fundamentals of managing surgical patients, including pre- and post-operative care and the safe performance of certain procedures. Through this rotation, students develop knowledge of the management of surgical diseases, including understanding the indications and contraindications and the role of ancillary services.

OB-GYN (6 WEEKS)

During the 6-week Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation, students gain hands-on experience in providing comprehensive healthcare to women. It covers inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure, focusing on common obstetrical and gynecological problems. Students will have to observe and perform selected procedures and attend conferences under the attending physician’s supervision. They will also be required to take calls and read suggested literature.

PEDIATRICS (6 WEEKS)

The 6-week Pediatric Clerkship focuses on the unique healthcare needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Students participate in clinical activities of general and subspecialty pediatric services, studying illness and treatment effects on growth, development, patients, families, and communities. They also engage in health supervision, disease prevention, injury prevention, and other relevant pediatric activities.

PSYCHIATRY (6 WEEKS)

The 6-week Psychiatry Clerkship provides students with hands-on experience in treating common mental disorders affecting behavior, emotion, cognition and perception. Students work under the supervision of attending physicians, participate in clinical teaching and didactic programs, and complete required readings, written reports, case presentations, and discussions with preceptors.

FAMILY MEDICINE (6 WEEKS)

The 6-week Family Medicine clerkship is designed for third-year medical students, providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages and their families. It integrates various sciences with cultural and social factors affecting health. Students receive guidance from faculty and attending physicians, gaining competencies primarily through outpatient clinical experience. They will manage chronic diseases, maintain health and diagnose new problems. The clerkship enhances clinical skills and provides an understanding of coordinated healthcare by family practitioners.

Core Clinical Rotations comprises a total of 48 weeks

Elective clinical rotations comprises a total of 28 weeks