Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC)/
Block Clerkships Enrollment Changes

Policy 917.00

Policy Statement

Students interested in participating in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) must submit an application for consideration by the stated deadline. Upon acceptance and entrance into the program, students commit to the LIC for the 12-month duration of the Clerkship Level. In the case of extenuating circumstances, health issues or academic performance, students may request to transfer back into the traditional block clerkship year. Timing of a student transferring back to the traditional clerkship schedule is dependent on the availability of a clerkship rotation.

Policy Elaboration

Enrollment changes between LIC and block clerkship programs are subject to the provisions that follow.

  • Possible delay of anticipated graduation date while students wait for availability. Students integrating to the traditional block clerkship pathway must wait until a clerkship rotation becomes available. If an LIC opening occurs mid-year, students from the traditional clerkship pathway may request transfer into the LIC. To accommodate any gap in enrollment, students can request a leave of absence or permission to enroll in early Advanced Integration Level electives .
  • The funding will be discontinued when students transition to the traditional block clerkships and students will be expected to pay tuition for remainder of the clerkship year. All students transferring between clerkship pathways should discuss the financial impact of the program change with the LCOM Student Financial Services (SFS) Coordinator. SFS requires the student’s official end and start dates in both programs to adjust finances.
  • Credit for work already completed will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will be dependent on the satisfaction of the required clerkship competencies.
Joining the LIC from Block Clerkships

In the event that a student wishes to be considered for the LIC program after the application deadline, the student must submit a completed application through the Level Director of Clinical Clerkship. The Level Director of Clinical Clerkship, in consultation with the Medical Education Leadership Team and LIC Site Directors, will review the application to determine the feasibility of the request. If the application is approved the student will be invited for an interview at the affiliate LIC site. Following the interview, a final decision and an official decision letter from the affiliate LIC site will be submitted to both the student and the Level Director of Clinical Clerkship.

Applicability of the Policy

Clerkship Level Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

10.3 Policies Regarding Student Selection/Progress and Their Dissemination


  • 7/9/2018 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 2/16/2021 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight


Level Director of Clinical Clerkship

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