Explore and Focus Phase

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​​​This 15-month phase of the curriculum is designed to allow students to explore potential specialty careers, through a combination of required and elective clinical clerkships. Students will participate in required Advanced Patient Care clerkships, required Neurology/Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine, and clinical elective opportunities. Students will finish the Explore and Focus phase with a Transition to Residency experience.

Explore & Focus Phase Curriculum Resources

Explore & Focus Required Clerkships

Clinical Electives

At the UW School of Medicine students participate in 20 weeks of clinical electives across 19 specialties.​