Registrar: Third-Year Registration

Lottery Number

All members of the rising third-year class choose a lottery number in the spring of their second year. This number is used to process third and fourth-year registration material in the Office of the Registrar; numbers remain assigned to individuals throughout both years.

Students may process a one-time switch of a lottery number with another member of their class during dates announced by the Registrar. Both students must come to the Office of the Registrar together and complete a Lottery Number Exchange Form. Late requests will not be accepted.

Third-Year Coursework

The third-year curriculum consists of 49 weeks of coursework divided into two 24 week semesters: June through November and December through early June.

In the third year, students are required to take a total of six clerkships, one selective in Internal Medicine and two two-week electives. These clerkships illustrated on the Third Year Curriculum Sequences Grid..

Third-Year Registration

All third-year students are required to take the same set of third-year clinical clerkships, one selective in Internal Medicine and two two-week electives. The courses are offered in 12 different registration sequences, depicted on the Third-Year Curriculum Sequences Grid.

Registration occurs as follows:


1.   All students choose a sequence on the 3 rd Year Sequence Selection form, due early March. You will receive your track assignment online in early March.

2.   Students will register for their two-week elective scheduled after Ob/Gyn at the beginning of the Ob/Gyn clerkship.   You will register for the selecitve in Internal Medicine before the Medicine Clerkship begins.

3.   Students will register for the shared elective in September.