Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Clinical Rotations

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Core rotations are required and include both preceptor evaluations and post-rotation exams. Core rotations include: family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, osteopathic manipulative medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and emergency medicine. These rotations cannot be done at out-of-system sites.

Students must also complete elective rotations in recognized fields of medicine. Examples of rotations include: anesthesiology, cardiology, family medicine , dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, nuclear medicine/endocrinology/metabolism, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, rheumatology/immunology, cardiovascular/thoracic surgery, and urology (division of community medicine and/or division of osteopathic manipulative medicine).

Students may pursue elective clinical rotations at other osteopathic, allopathic, or military institutions. Elective rotations may also be taken in any of the required core rotation disciplines. Other elective choices are subject to review and approval by the Associate Dean of Clinical Education. Elective options are also subject to the limitations as noted in the clinical clerkship policies. Some elective rotations in the same specialty categories may be limited to 12 weeks.