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C L I N I C A L   P R O G R A M 
School Of Medicine

After the first 80 weeks of pre-clinical studies, students spend the second 80 weeks of their medical study program in clinical facilities, often called “rotations” or “clerkships”. In the clinical facilities, the students learn by ‘apprenticeship’ to specialists in the various clinical disciplines.


By working under close supervision with experts, students learn to treat patients and to acquire the skills of communications, interviewing, history taking, physical examination and medical procedures. This is accomplished in hospital and clinic based models. Rotations are broken down into two sequential components: 48 weeks of prescribed core rotations and 32 weeks of elective rotations.

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The 32 weeks of elective rotations are sub-specialties. Students can choose to specialize in areas of most interest to them and to their future career.  Students should carefully consider the rotation requirements of the residency program they are considering when choosing their elective rotations to be sure to satisfy them. Proposals for other elective studies will be considered.

University core and elective requirements represent the minimum number of weeks which IUHS requires for students to qualify for graduation.

University Affiliated teaching Hospitals and Clinics


The Clinical Affairs Office arranges and places students in clinical rotations in affiliate hospitals in St. Kitts, United States, UK, Australia, India, Mexico and other appropriate jurisdictions.


For the students who have hospital privileges or a point of contact to a potential clinical site IUHS will pursue an affiliation when possible. IUHs has made over seven hundred such affiliations over the years to accommodate students needs while growing the teaching network of the school.

  • Allergy and Immunology

  • Anesthesiology

  • Cardiology

  • Clinical Physiology

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Dermatology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • Epidemiology

  • Family Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

  • Geriatric Medicine

  • Hematology

  • Infectious Disease

  • Laboratory Medicine

  • Neonatal Medicine

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedics

  • Otolaryngology

  • Pathology

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Podiatry

  • Preventive Medicine

  • Pulmonology

  • Radiology

  • Respirology

  • Rheumatology

  • Sports Medicine

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Urology

  •  Vascular Surgery

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