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Flow chart of the Clinical Rotations

Flow chart of the Clinical Rotations

1.
Complete Basic Science
2.
Pass CBSE NBME
3.
Pass USMLE Step 1
4.
Contact only the Rotations Coordinator concerning the documents required (rotations@cmumed.org)
5.
Contact the Clinical Medicine Center Coordinator concerning the specific issues at one of the 5 CMC
CMU Clinical Medicine Centers CMU – Caribbean Medical University (cmumed.org)
6.
Submit the required documents to rfr@cmumed.org 4 weeks before the start of the trimester
7.
Wait while the Faculty of the SPAC and FCRC review your application and the CMC Coordinator schedule your rotations.
8.
Receive the invitation from the CMC Coordinator with the details concerning the specific requirements, planner, housing.
9.
Start the rotation.

 

 

BEFORE STARTING THE CLINICAL ROTATIONS and APPLICATION PROCESS

The students who graduated from the Basic Sciences review the requirement to start the rotations and collect all required documents per the Clinical Rotations Handbook (CRH).

With issues that are not addressed in the CRH, the students contact the Clinical Coordinator at the HQ, Willemstad, Curacao (CRCHQ) either in person on on-line (rotations@cmumed.org).

All the issues concerning the rotations at the Dean Malecki CR Network can be addressed by the CR CMC Coordinators at the CMC CMU SOM Medical Centers directly (see CMCs).

All individually requested CR have to be submitted to the Clinical Rotations Coordinator(rotations@cmumed.org), who will assign the Faculty of the Faculty Clinical Rotations Committee to initiate (see CRH).

The eligible students send the Request for Rotations the entire pkg comprising all documents defined in the CRH (RFR@cmumed.org) at least 6 weeks before the start of each trimester.

The Faculty of the Clinical Rotations Committee reviews the applications and assign the sites to the CRC at the HQ (CRCHQ).

The CRCHQ sends the files to the Clinical Rotations Coordinators at the CMC in the USA (CRCCMC).

The CRCCMC contact the students with the details concerning hospital, training, tours, housing, etc.

 

PURSUING CLINICAL ROTATIONS

As outlined in the CRH (CRH link), while respecting the records comprising: Evaluations, Logbooks, Invoices, Surveys, and potentially LOR and Clinical Research (link to Research).

 

LAST DAY AT CLINICAL ROTATIONS, NBME CSSE, and RECORDS

Upon the last day of the CR, the Preceptors send the signed evaluations, logbooks, and invoices as the triads of the documents to the CRCHQ.

Upon the last day of the rotations, the students send the survey to the SPAC.

The CRCHQ uploads all the documents to the student’s account on INET before midnight the same day.

The CRCHQ informs the Faculty of the CR Committee of the uploaded documents (FCRC@cmumed.org), the accounting of uploaded invoices (accounting@cmumed.org, and the exams of eligibility to take the Clinical Subject Shelf Exams (CSSE) (exams@cmumed.org).

The Faculty of FCRC grade the Logbooks and post the grade within 72 h from posting on INET.

The EC schedules the exams at the NBME and informs the students of the dates, times, and requirements (see Exams and Assessments).

THE CRCHQ assembles the cumulative students’ profile based upon the info posted on the INET.

At the joint session of the SPAC and FCRC review the students’ cumulative profile and determines academic advancement 4 weeks before the next trimester following the information sent to the student, CRCHQ, EC, Registrar.