MUA, like other international medical schools, offers a full complement of tools to help students organize patient notes, perform self-assessments and manage other elements of their clinical rotations. What sets MUA’s clinical program apart, however, is the personalized, hands-on support provided by MUA’s faculty at every stage of a student’s clinical rotations.
Small Size. Big Support.
MUA’s small class size, combined with our emphasis on personalized learning, means you’ll receive a level of support and guidance during your clinical rotations that simply can’t be matched by bigger schools—particularly those with classes three and four times as big as MUA’s.
At every step of your clinical rotations, MUA faculty will be in contact with your attending physicians and preceptors to monitor your progress. They’ll personally review your logs and case work and provide regular assessments to make sure you’re progressing as expected.
And if you’re not, they’ll work with you and your preceptors to steer you back on track.
"I found the most valuable aspect of MUA was the clinical support."
—Samir Gandhi, MD
2014 MUA Graduate
University of Toronto
Clinical, Professional and Personal
MUA’s objective is not only to make sure each student maximizes his or her clinical experience, but also focuses on career planning and personal growth. Additionally, MUA works with students on the mundane yet vital administrative details that come with clinical rotations, such as housing and scheduling.
The result is that MUA students are able to focus fully on their clinical, professional and personal development during this critical phase of their education, knowing the MUA team is behind them.
That’s a far cry from the experience at other schools, where students are often on their own once they move on from Basic Sciences.
Hand-Picked Programs—and No Waiting
MUA’s extensive clinical network ensures that there is no waiting period for clinical rotations.
Without the challenge of having to place hundreds of students at once, MUA is more selective about the clinical sites it chooses for its students.
At these sites students have the opportunity to become immersed in the finer points of clinical medicine, and they receive significant hands-on training under the guidance and supervision of the clinical faculty and deans.
The Key to Great Residencies
The extensive experience progressively gained through each clinical rotation, both cores and electives, combined with MUA’s oversight, prepares each student for board exams, USMLE Step II CK/CS, and ultimately successful placement into residency and success as a resident and a physician.
Most important, MUA provides students with a comprehensive “Road to Residency” plan, which clearly identifies all steps required to gain a desirable residency position. MUA’s clinical faculty works individually with students to prepare them for each step of the process, helping them train for the Step II exams, identifying potential residency opportunities, and even conducting mock residency interviews.
Our goal is to do everything possible to make sure MUA students get the training, development and support they need to get the residency they want, and ultimately to succeed as a practicing clinician.