Clerkships & Sub-Internships

A clerkship is required for medical students starting in their third-year. The Department of Medicine clerkship is among seven such options at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Our clerkship consists of a 12-week block broken into two 4-week blocks in inpatient medicine and one 4-week block in ambulatory medicine.

Sub-Internships are for fourth-year medical students. In the Department of Medicine, these are 4-week blocks. They and other internal medicine-specific electives for third- and fourth-year medical students can be found in the course catalog with the prefix: “MEDI.”

A unique offering at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is a non-clinical fourth-year elective begun in March 2013, “Careers in Academic Medicine,” which exposes students to current academicians to facilitate a better understanding of the various academic paths and their day-to-day duties and organizational cultures.

To learn more about Clerkship and Sub-Internship (Sub-I or SI) opportunities for third- and fourth-years, please contact Lucy Contreras at (520) 626-1574 or