F.A.Q. for Incoming Clinical Students

Here's what you need to know about rotations at AUC

I have submitted my United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 score report to advisors@aucmed.edu. What other documents must I submit prior to my first rotation?

Congratulations on passing the USMLE Step 1! Students are required to submit the following items:

  • Up to three geographical preferences for core rotation placement
  • Clinical Student Health Statement and corresponding lab reports
  • TalentWise background check and 10-panel drug screening (note: if you have yet to be contacted by TalentWise, please write to advisors@aucmed.edu)
  • New York Infection Control certification (for students planning on rotating in New York)
  • Passport photo ID page
  • Driver’s license and/or Green card

How many weeks of rotations must I complete?

Students are required to complete 42 weeks of core rotations and 30 weeks of elective rotations  for an exact total of 72 weeks. AUC’s core curriculum is as follows:

  • Internal Medicine – 12 weeks
  • Surgery – 12 weeks
  • Pediatrics – 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry – 6 weeks
  • OB/GYN – 6 weeks

Are there any restrictions on which elective rotations I can complete?

Students are generally prohibited from completing more than 8 weeks of non-Internal Medicine elective rotations. However, exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please be advised that AUC’s curriculum allows for two elective rotations in your desired specialty. Any questions or concerns regarding elective rotation policies may be directed to your clinical advisor.

Am I required to complete certain elective rotations?

No. We recommend that students complete family medicine, neurology, and emergency medicine as they can provide invaluable experiences. Additionally, some states require Family Practice for licensure.

I am interested in completing an elective rotation at an affiliated site. Can you tell me what is available?

Your clinical advisor can provide availability for the following hospitals:

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital (Bronx, NY)
  • Nassau University Medical Center (East Meadow, NY)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (New York, NY)
  • Center for Haitian Studies (Miami, FL)
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Chicago, IL – Family Practice)*

*Note: students are permitted to complete additional elective rotations at these sites. However, availability information for rotations not listed above must be confirmed with the respective Graduate Medical Education offices at each site.

How many weeks of rotations must I complete in order to receive financial aid?

Students must be scheduled for a minimum of 8 weeks in order to receive financial aid. Questions regarding financial aid eligibility and loan disbursement should be directed to finaid@aucmed.edu.

I have been scheduled for a rotation in a city that I am not familiar with. Does AUC provide housing information?

The Office of Clinical Student Affairs has compiled a database of housing information, which may be found here. Please be advised that AUC is not affiliated with any individuals listed on our housing database. Hospital staff may be able provide additional resources. In the past, students have also had success in securing housing by connecting with their peers through social media.

When will I receive orientation information? I am not sure what I should wear, what documents to bring, etc.

Orientation information will be sent directly to your AUC email account. Many sites will contact you approximately one week prior to your start date. Others will wait until the Friday prior to your start date.

Can I complete elective rotations in the United Kingdom or Canada?

Students are allowed to complete up to 8 weeks of elective rotations in Canada. Those who wish to complete more than 8 weeks in Canada must receive approval from the Council of Clinical Deans. Requests for elective rotations in the United Kingdom will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your advisor for more information.

What is a “Greenbook” rotation?

All Greenbook rotations are offered at hospitals that have an ACGME accredited residency program in the specialty of the clerkship you are seeking to complete. For more information regarding Greenbook elective rotations please refer to the AUC Elective Clerkship Guide (if you have not received a copy please contact your assigned advisor).

I have registered for AUC’s student health insurance policy. How can I obtain proof of insurance?

Students may obtain a copy of their insurance card by visiting the Aetna website. Please be advised that you must enter ‘0’ followed by your social security number (without hyphens) rather than your AUC student ID number. Any questions or concerns regarding our health insurance policy should be directed to Ms. Denise Coady. She may be reached via email at dcoady@aucmed.edu.