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New Reports Highlight Increase in Average Number of Sites Used for Clinical Clerkships

December 11, 2019

AACOM has recently published two new reports—2018-19 Clinical Clerkship by Osteopathic Medical College, and Osteopathic Medical College Faculty Data, 2010-19. Both reports can be accessed under the AACOM Reports section of the website. Key findings from the reports are as follows:

  • Since the last Clinical Clerkship report, the number of sites used for clinical clerkships has increased for each COM.
  • The overall average for the number of sites used in academic year 2011-12 is 292 for required clinical clerkships, and 450 for selective/elective clinical clerkships. However, for academic year 2018-19, the number of sites used for required clinical clerkships is 309 and for selective/elective clerkships is 641.
  • There was a 5.82 percent increase in the number of sites used for required clinical clerkships, and a 42.44 percent increase in the number of sites used for selective/elective clerkships.
  • The percentage increase for selective/elective clinical clerkships for 2018-19 is nearly half of the number of sites used for selective/elective clinical clerkships for academic year 2011-12.

A full listing of these and other AACOM reports can be found on our Research and Reports page.