clerkship

noun

clerk·​ship -ˌship How to pronounce clerkship (audio)
: 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 arduousNew York Times Magazine

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“Clerkship.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clerkship. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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