Class of 2019 Requirements

C2.0 Requirements (in Months)

Ongoing Longitudinal Courses

4 Integrated Science Courses (ISCs) — on campus Foundations of Health Care Delivery (11 units)
  • 6 units taken during Intersessions
  • 5 units taken longitudinally, paired with other courses during the Immersion Phase
1 Acting Internship — on campus

4 Advanced Clinical Experiences (ACEs)* — on campus

Learning Communities (8 units)

3 Research Immersion


3 Competency and Interest-driven Rotations (can be ISCs, ACEs, Away ACEs, AIs or Advanced Electives) 

  • away with approval
  • one must be clinical 
Overall Requirements

15 months required

7 flex months (4 flex + 2 months for Step 1 in July/August of year 3 + 1 month for interviews in December of year 4)

May register for up to 19 rotations

Must include:

  • 1 Primary Care course (ACE: PC (VU or away), ACE: Adolescent Medicine or ISC: Community Healthcare)

  • 1 Acute Care course (ACE: Emergency Medicine or any ICU-based course, including ISC: Critical Care or critical care ACEs)


Impact of Increasing Research Months

3 months of research: Complete 15 course requirements

To extend research beyond 3 months:
Student must be in good academic standing and complete an approval process

4 months: Additional research month fulfills one competency/interest-driven rotation

5 months: Additional research months fulfill two competency/interest-driven rotations

6 months: Additional research months fulfill two competency/interest-driven rotations and requires the use of one flex month 



  • Slides from Immersion Phase Overview for the Class of 2019 (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Slides from CiM/ISC Fair for the Class of 2019 (March 9, 2017)
  • MediaSite presentation from the How-to-Register (logistics) session (March 30, 2017)
  • Slides from Immersion Phase Orientation (Aug 28, 2017) - includes bookmarks if you download
    • MediaSite presentation from the VMS3 Orientation 

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