Class of 2016 Immersion Phase Requirements

FAQs about the Immersion Phase


Hybrid Requirements (in Months)

Ongoing Longitudinal Courses

1 Integrated Science Course (ISC)

Foundations of Health Care Delivery

1 Acting Internship/Sub-Internship*/certain ACEs*

Learning Communities

1 Emergency Medicine


1 Primary Care


4 Electives

  • 2 must be clinical electives (1 of which must be on campus at VUSM)
  • Clinical electives can be ISC, AI/Sub-I, ACEs, away clinical rotations

    3 Research Clerkship

    Overall Requirements

    11 months required over 16 month Phase
    5 “Flex” months (vacation, Boards study, interviewing, etc.)

    May register for up to 16 rotations

    Must include at least 6 clinical rotations

    *the sub-internship courses will not exist after June 2015; current sub-Is will become ACEs or AIs, and those will count for this credit


    Impact of Increasing Research Months

    3 months of research: Complete 11 course requirements with 5 Flex months

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

    4 months: Students utilize one flex month

    5 months: Students utilize one flex month and may choose to utilize an additional flex month or waive one elective

    6 months: Students utilize one flex month and may choose to utilize additional flex months or waive electives​ (max of 2 electives can be waived; must still complete required 6 clinical months)




    Video Presentations:

    Registration details for hybrid class only