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Introduction to Clinical Clerkship
and Clerkships

Clinical clerkship information

  • No clerkships are scheduled during the month of December.
  • Inprocessing for all students is on Monday at 0700 (7:00A.M.) in Room 9A 008A. If Monday falls on a Federal holiday then inprocessing will take place on Tuesday.
  • Clerkship application is to be submitted no earlier than eight (8) months prior to projected clerkship start date.
  • Approximately 650 medical students rotate at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) each year. The professional staff enjoys teaching and prides itself on providing each student with a quality education and training experience.
  • Clerkships are generally four to six weeks, but variations in rotation length may be accommodated.
  • Students are accepted for active duty military training or as civilian affiliates.
  • While priority is given to students in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), TAMC is usually able to accommodate civilian students wishing to schedule clerkships.
  • All students:
    • Need to discuss their choice of clerkship with appropriate personnel at their school prior to applying for a clerkship as you may find you have conflicts with board exams, school requirements, etc.
    • Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card. BLS card must be valid for your entire clerkship. If card is to expire during your clerkship, please ensure that it is renewed prior to your arrival at this site.
    • Need to meet other requirements such as Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, occupational health and network/computer access for TAMC.
    • Who are specifically interested in internship training at TAMC, personal interviews are strongly encouraged at the time of your clerkship.
  • Civilian and HPSP students must have a letter of good standing from there Dean of Student Affairs; mailed to the Department of the Army, ATTN: MCHK-HE-ME (Student Coordinator), CDR TAMC, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler AMC, Hawaii 96859-5000; or faxed to (808) 433-1559 or e-mailed to usarmy.tripler.medcom-tamc.mbx.student-clerkships@mail.mil.
  • Military students (HPSP and USUHS) are required to wear appropriate military uniform when inprocessing as well when out-processing.

Clinical clerkships currently available:

Student Coordinator will:

  • Review the student's request and communicate with the appropriate department/service for official approval of their training.
  • Notify student via e-mail of approval or disapproval.

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