The fourth year of study is designed to allow students to further develop and demonstrate their clinical skills and prepare for residency in their chosen specialty. The emphasis across the curriculum is toward mastering the skills that students will be performing at the start of their intern year. Recognizing that students will have very different needs depending upon their residency selection, the fourth-year curriculum allows students the flexibility to select those rotations integral to their future skill sets. All students must complete a minimum of eight four-week courses, including Transition to Residency, for a total of 32 weeks. This page includes resources that will help you navigate the Advanced Development Phase (M4 year).