The ROME track, a 24-28-week elective equivalent to 24 or 28 credit hours, is an option during MS year 03.The other twenty hours for year 03 are completed on the previously selected Year 03 campus. Course selection for campus clerkships will be directed by the campus dean and campus course directors, and be dependent upon student educational needs that might not be fulfilled at the ROME site. Campus clerkships will include eight weeks of Neuroscience, and four weeks each in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
After successfully meeting all third year course requirements, ROME students will have completed the equivalent of eight weeks (credits) for Family Medicine at the ROME site, eight credits in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstatrics and Gynecology (the Later three equivalent to four weeks on campus and four weeks at the ROME site), eight Surgery credits which may all be earned at the ROME site or split between four weeks in ROME and four weeks on campus, and eight weeks of Neuroscience on campus. Comprehensive care and continuity of care are underlying concepts for ROME. Learning will be facilitated by understanding specific course objectives and/or requirements for each of the six core disciplines. Each discipline will identify educational objectives for the ROME months, and further identify learning objectives for the on-campus rotations. Use of the learning objectives identified by the courses will help focus learning.
The patient data base will be important to assess learning, to document experiences and identify/document learning issues. Other mechanisms to focus learning include interactive (video or audio transmitted) case presentations with identified learning issues, course specific quizzes or exams, on-site presentations to both clinical and academic faculty, and other potential activities or opportunities provided by the various departments.