Courses CS

The students who have graduated from the Basic Sciences and have passed the National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Sciences Exams (NBME CBSE) and United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step 1 Exams are eligible to apply for the Clinical Rotations by gathering initial information from the Coordinator at and submitting all required documents to as outlined Flow chart of the Clinical Rotations CMU – Caribbean Medical University (

Any and all requests for exceptions from this CMU SOM Policy that is in compliance with the ECFMG and accreditation Standards have to be presented to the Faculty of the Students’ Performance Assessment Committee by email to .


Trimester 6-9
Core Rotations
(48 weeks)
Course Code Course Name Weeks
CR-IMD Internal Medicine 12
CR-SRG Surgery 12
CR-PDT Pediatrics 6
CR-OBG Obstetrics and Gynecology 6
CR-FMP Family Practice 6
CR-PSC Psychiatry 6
Trimester 10-11
Elective Rotations
4 weeks)





ER-AIM Allergy & Immunology 4
ER-AMC Ambulatory Care 4
ER-ANS Anesthesiology 4
ER-CRD Cardiology 4
ER-CRC Critical Care 4
ER-CTL Cytology 4
ER-DRM Dermatology 4
ER-EMR Emergency Medicine 4
ER-END Endocrinology and Metabolism 4
ER-FPR Family Practice 4
ER-GST Gastroenterology 4
ER-GRT Geriatrics 4
ER-GRN Gerontology 4
ER-HMT Hematology 4
ER-INF Infectious Diseases 4
ER-NPH Nephrology 4
ER-NUR Neurology 4
ER-NRP Neuropathology 4
ER-ONC Oncology 4
ER-OPT Ophthalmology 4
ER-ORS Orthopedic Surgery 4
ER-PTH Pathology 4
ER-PLS Plastic Surgery 4
ER-PRV Preventive Medicine 4
ER-PSC Psychiatry 4
ER-PCR Public Care / Health Care Systems 4
ER-PLM Pulmonary Disease 4
ER-RDL Radiology 4
ER-RHM Rheumatology 4
ER-TRM Trauma Surgery 4
ER-URL Urology 4
ER-NUT Clinical Nutrition (Curacao) 4
ER-PHG Clinical Pharmacogenomics (Curacao) 4
ER-VAC Vaccines (Curacao) 4
ER-AD Addiction (Curacao) 4

The Clinical Program consists of 6 trimesters for a total of 72 weeks. All 48 weeks of the core rotations are mandatory and 24 weeks of the elective rotations are selected by a student.

This listing does not indicate the sequence of courses. The core rotation schedules are determined by the Clinical Coordinator at the time students are admitted into the Clinical Program. In general, students complete their core rotations before doing additional requirements and electives. Electives listed above are examples of the many options available. Elective choices and schedules are arranged individually by students in consultation with the Clinical Science Department and the Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine.

Some Hospitals may require students to attend an orientation. Orientations can last for up to a week and are a non-credit experience.

The Clinical Rotations transfers credits of the students records upon their acceptance from other Schools are contingent upon provision:
Contact details of each Preceptor (name, degree, Board, affiliation, address, email, phone, etc)
Letter of Consent allowing the CMU Officers to verify each and any information pertinent to the the rotations
No transfer credits will be granted without the information provided above.
No transfers are accepted during the final four(4) trimesters.

Applications for the individual rotations have to be submitted to the CRC at who will initiate vetting and verification followed by the decision by the Faculty of the Rotations Committee. At least 6 weeks is required to render the decision. No “self-arranged”, “company arranged”, “retroactive”, etc rotations’ records are admissible.

All rotations are conducted under the direct oversight of the Dean and Associate Dean for the Clinical Rotations. No intermediary rotations managing companies may be involved in arranging, scheduling, overseeing, the clinical rotations.