The nine (9) flexible experience (FE) terms are “hard-scheduled” to be aligned with the clerkship rotations, such that there is one FE “attached” to each of the nine clerkship blocks (see “calendar” below); unless otherwise pre-arranged, FE dates are not flexible. Students’ four FE terms are assigned according to their CCE block assignments, specifically aligned with the two medicine and two surgery rotations. The FE schedule is only as “flexible” as the student’s clerkship schedule can be; that is, if a student changes/swaps his/her clerkship rotations, the FE term(s) “travels” with the rotation.
For example, the CCE assignment: Block 1: FC, PE, PS; Block 2: SU, OB, SU; Block 3: ME, ME, NU, assigns the FE terms: FE4, FE6, FE7, FE8.
[for the sake of the example] let’s say one swaps Blocks 1 & 2 such that: Block 1: SU, OB, SU; Block 2: FC, PE, PS; Block 3: ME, ME, NU --> the FE term assignment becomes FE1, FE3, FE7, FE8
Having “said” all of the above… While it does take planning, it is certainly possible to schedule a self-designed FCE during the winter & spring breaks in lieu of assigned FE terms.
Block:FE Calendar AY2013-2014
Block 1A: FE1 6.10.2013 - 6.14.2013
Block 1B: FE2 6.17.2013 - 6.21.2013
Block 1C: FE3 7.22.2013 - 7.26.2013
Block 2A: FE4 9.26.2013 - 10.2.2013
Block 2B: FE5 11.4.2013 - 11.8.2013
Block 2C: FE6 11.12.2013 - 11.18.2013
Block 3A: FE7 1.31.2014 - 2.6.2014
Block 3B: FE8 3.10.2014 - 3.14.2014
Block 3C: FE9 3.24.2014 - 3.28.2014
FE-spring break 3.17.2014 - 3.21.2014