Medical Dictionary


noun clerk·ship \-ˌship\

Definition of CLERKSHIP

:  a course of clinical medical training in a specialty (as pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry) that usually lasts a minimum of several weeks and takes place during the third or fourth year of medical school <third-year medical study involves clerkships in five areas, of which surgery is among the most arduous—New York Times Magazine>
March 30, 2015
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