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Introduction to Clinical Clerkship
and Clerkships Available

SPECIAL NOTE: UROLOGY IS NOT ACCEPING ANY INTERN APPLICATION THIS YEAR AS THE PROGRAM IS SWITCHING FROM A 2/4 YEAR PROGRAM (2 YEARS IN GENERAL SURGERY PRIOR TO UROLOGY) TO A 1/4 YEAR PROGRAM STARTING NEXT YEAR (2015).

Clinical clerkship information

  • Approximately 700 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.
  • No clerkships are scheduled during the month of December.
  • Clerkship application is to be submitted no earlier than six (6) months prior to projected clerkship start date.
  • 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.
  • Clerkships are generally four to six weeks, but variations in rotation length may be accommodated.
  • All students must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) card is not acceptable. In addition, meet other requirements such as Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, occupational health and network/computer access for TAMC.
  • 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.
  • Civilian and HPSP 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.
  • For medical students 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.
  • 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.

Civilian students:

  • Clerkships will be available between November and May of each year (excluding December).
  • Are limited to a total of twelve weeks of training at TAMC.
  • Must have a Memorandum of Affiliation (MOA) in place between Tripler and the student's medical school (takes approximately two months to complete).
  • You will not be able to train at TAMC unless there is an established affiliation agreement on file at TAMC that has been appropriately signed by officials at both institutions.

HPSP students:

  • If you are unsure of your eligibility to do a rotation, contact HPSP headquarters at 1-877-633-2769.
  • In addition, please be aware of the following restrictions for doing an ADT (Active Duty Training) or NADT (Non-Active duty Training) clerkship at Tripler.
    • Army requirement: The number of ADT and NADT tours that may be performed at TAMC is limited to one each.
    • Air Force and Navy requirement:
      • Cannot apply for ADT at TAMC.
      • Follow the same requirements as those for civilian students applying for a clerkship.
      • Cannot use military CAC card while in a civilian status.

USUHS students:

  • Do not need to apply for clerkship online.
  • Second and Third year rotations are pre-arranged by USUHS.
  • Fourth year students are required to fill out USUHS Form No. 1304, Fourth-Year Clerkship Scheduling/Cancellation Form.

Clinical clerkships currently available:

TAMC 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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