Undergraduate Medical Education


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Medical Doctor

Program Length

45 months

Program Type

  • On Campus

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SKMC Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) at Atlantic Health System

What is the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC)?

Our LIC is an innovative model for the clinical clerkship year organized around the principle of continuity— continuity of patient care, continuity of student supervision, continuity of curriculum study. In turn this serves as the foundation for meaningful relationships with patients, preceptors, fellow students, other health professionals and the health care system. You will have the opportunity to follow patients longitudinally throughout the core disciplines, spanning all phases of diagnosis and treatment. The LIC fulfills all the requirements for Phase 2.

  • A 9-week clinical inpatient immersion experience followed by 39 weeks of longitudinal care across the core disciplines in the outpatient setting
  • Preceptors in emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, neurology, and psychiatry will be assigned to work with you on a weekly basis
  • You will gain an understanding of health and disease through involvement in care delivery across all aspects of the health care system
  • View a sample schedule below. Click to enlarge image:

Yes! The LIC delivers an equivalent JeffMD Phase 2 curriculum, including didactics, patient log requirements, assignments, NBME exams, and OSCE's, but longitudinally over the course of the entire Phase 2 year.

  • Learn through active participation in patient-centered care
  • Develop longitudinal relationships with faculty preceptors and patients in acute and chronic care settings
  • Perform equivalent to peers on standardized testing
  • Experience an increased connection with patients
  • Foster a greater sense of self-awareness and responsibility for your education

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Submit a brief, 500-word essay describing your interest in the program

Notification of acceptance will occur prior to the general clerkship lottery.

For more information: Contact rebecca.griffith@jefferson.edu.