Graduation Requirements

All students must complete a minimum of eight fourth‑year, four‑week courses and Intern Prep Week for a total of 33 weeks. 
Your eight fourth-year rotations must include rotations that fill the following four requirements:

1. Primary Acting Internship to be chosen from the following offerings:

  • FM 850 Acting Internship in Family Medicine
  • FM 854M Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine in Morehead, KY
  • MED 870 Acting Internship in Medicine
  • MED 870M Acting Internship in Medicine at Morehead
  • MED 872/PED 872 Acting Internship in Med-Peds
  • NEU 850 Acting Internship in Neurology
  • PED 850 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • PED 859 Acting Internship in Pediatrics
  • PED 878 Pediatric Intensive Care
  • PSC 841A Acting Internship in Adult Psychiatry
  • SUR 851 Acting Internship in Orthopedic Surgery
  • SUR 852 Acting Internship in Pediatric Surgery
  • SUR 853 Acting Internship in Otolaryngology
  • SUR 854 Acting Internship in Urology
  • SUR 855 Acting Internship in Plastic Surgery
  • SUR 857 Acting Internship in Transplant Surgery
  • SUR 862 A-E Acting Internship in General Surgery
  • SUR 862M General Surgery in Morehead, KY
  • SUR 863 Acting Internship in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • SUR 869 Acting Internship in Trauma Surgery
  • SUR 876 Acting Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

2. Secondary Acting Internship to be chosen from the following offerings:

  • ANS 850B Anesthesiology Acting Internship
  • ER 843 Emergency Medicine
  • ER 875 Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • ER 890 Emergency Medicine Off‑Site
  • ER 890M Emergency Medicine Off-Site at Morehead
  • EXT 999 Visiting Rotation if rotation is an Acting Internship or Sub-Internship (See Visiting Rotation information for details.)
  • FM 854H Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine in Hazard, KY
  • NSG 864 Neurosurgery
  • OBG 850 Gynecologic Oncology
  • OBG 854 Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics
  • OBG 863 High-Risk Obstetrics
  • PSC 841B Consultation-Liaison/Emergency Psychiatry
  • RBM 850 Acting Internship in Rehabilitation Medicine
  • RBM 852 Pediatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

NOTE: A second Primary Acting Internship will count as a Secondary Acting Internship. 

3. Second AHEC rotation (if only one AHEC rotation done in third year) to be chosen from the following offerings:

  • ANS 890 Anesthesiology Off-site*
  • ER 890 Emergency Medicine Off-site*
  • ER 890M Emergency Medicine Off-site at Morehead
  • FM 841 Off-site Preceptorship in Family Medicine*
  • FM 854M Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine in Hazard, KY
  • FM 854H Acting Internship in Rural Family Medicine in Morehead, KY
  • FM 855M Hospice & Palliative Care in Morehead
  • MED 857M Pulmonary Medicine at Morehead
  • MED 858M Cardiology at Morehead
  • MED 870M Acting Internship in Medicine at Morehead
  • MED 890 Internal Medicine Off-site*
  • MED 890A Internal Medicine Off-site (Dermatology)*
  • MED 890M Internal Medicine Off-site at Morehead
  • OBG 890 Off-site in Obstetrics and Gynecology*
  • OBG 890M Off-site in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehead
  • OPH 890 Ophthalmology Off-site*
  • PAT 851M Pathology in Morehead, KY
  • PED 890 Community Pediatrics*
  • PED 890M Community Pediatrics at Morehead
  • PSC 890 Off-site in Psychiatry*
  • RM 850M Radiation Oncology at Morehead
  • DR 890 Off-site Clerkship in Radiology*
  • SUR 862M General Surgery in Morehead, KY
  • SUR 890 Surgery Off-site*

* You must select a preceptor at an AHEC location in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. Please see the information on Off-Site Rotations for details.

4. MD 842 Clinical Pharmacology & Anesthesiology (Period 8, Feb. 27 – Mar. 23)

Electives
In addition to the three rotation requirements above, students have five periods (20 weeks) available for elective rotations of their choice. (Students who did two AHEC rotations during third year have six periods available for elective rotations. 

The Dean’s Colloquium/Intern Prep Week will be held during the week preceding graduation, and is required for graduation.

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