The Boonshoft School of Medicine offers an accelerated pathway to graduation for students pursuing careers in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. First Year medical school students accepted to the Three Year Track will graduate a year early and have conditional acceptance to the applicable residency program at Wright State University.
The Boonshoft School of Medicine has been approved to offer a Three Year Track for medical students, beginning with students entering medical school in 2019. Students admitted to the Three Year Track will graduate from medical school one year early and enter residency at Wright State University, provided they meet all the requirements of the track.
Tracks currently available:
Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Number of students admitted to each track:
Up to two students per year
Students in the Three Year Track are required to complete all graduation requirements. However, they do not take electives, which allows them to graduate early. They will start their first clerkship in the summer after their first year of medical school, and it will be in the specialty they are pursuing. So they can maintain and build upon the clinical skills they learn over the summer, three year track students will have Friday afternoon clinicals twice per month throughout their second year of medical school with faculty in the residency program for their specialty. Three year track students will have regular meetings with the residency director and clerkship director in their chosen specialty.
Graduation requirements traditionally completed in the fourth year are a four week sub-internship and the four week emergency medicine clerkship. These requirements will be completed in April and May, immediately after third year clerkships are done. Three year track students will participate in the graduation ceremony in mid-May, but they will not be awarded their degree until all graduation requirements are met at the end of May.
The following chart shows the similarities and differences between the Three Year Track and the Traditional Curriculum (the four year Wright Curriculum).
Rotation 5 a 4-weeks of specialty clerkship (2) Rotation 5 b Step 2 CK and CS Prep and Take Step 2 CK and CS Sub-I or EMD clerkship Electives, Sub I, or EMD clerkship EMD clerkship or Sub-I and graduation Electives, Sub I, or EMD Break/Begin residency
|Traditional Curriculum||Three Year Track|
|Admission into Medical School||Same Requirements|
|First Year of Medical School||Same Requirements|
|Summer between First Year & Second Year of Medical School||Options (AHEC, global, research, time off, etc.)||
Doctoring Boot Camp (1 week)4-weeks of specialty clerkship(1)
|Second Year of Medical School||Same (including Step 1 prep and take) except Track students have Friday afternoon clinicals 2x per month|
Third Year of Medical School
|April - May||Same requirements: Rotation 1 (8-weeks)|
|June - July||Same requirements: Rotation 1 (8-weeks)|
|August - September||Same requirements: Rotation 1 (8-weeks)|
|October - November||Same requirements: Rotation 1 (8-weeks)|
|December||Rotation 5 a||4-weeks of specialty clerkship (2)|
|January||Rotation 5 b||Step 2 CK and CS Prep and Take|
|February - March||Same requirements: Rotation 6 (8-weeks)|
Step 2 CK and CS
|Sub-I or EMD clerkship|
|Electives, Sub I, or EMD clerkship||EMD clerkship or Sub-I and graduation|
|Electives, Sub I, or EMD||Break/Begin residency|
- Students in the Three Year Track for Family Medicine will do four weeks of their FM clerkship. Students in the Pediatrics track will do the out-patient half of their Peds clerkship.
- Second half of clerkship started in the summer between M1 and M2 years.
Requirements for Continuance in the Three Year Track
- Pass USMLE Step 1 on the first attempt with a minimum score of 215.
- Pass all Foundations modules on the first attempt.
- Participate in twice monthly clinical afternoons with Residency faculty during the second year of the Foundations curriculum.
- Have positive performance reviews every six months with the Residency Program Director and the Clerkship Director during the second and third years.
- Pass all clerkships on the first attempt.
- Advance through the medical school curriculum without any delays or leaves of absence.
- Meet all professionalism and communication milestones.
- Complete Scholarship in Medicine requirement with a faculty member in chosen specialty.
- Apply for residency through the NRMP Match Program
- Pass Step 2 CK and CS on the first attempt.
- Meet all educational program objectives and graduation requirements of the traditional four year curriculum.
Applying to the Three Year Track
Application and CV must be submitted by 5pm on January 31st (of first year of medical school).
- The application to the Three Year Track can be accessed in BAMS under “Courses” > “Non-Curricular Events” > “3YR”. Download the application and save it as “LastName application”. Complete and submit to Three Year Track Dropbox.
- Submit current CV via Three Year Track Dropbox.
Programs will review applications and conduct interviews during February and March.
Final decisions will be made by April 1st (of first year of medical school).
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I’m in the Three Year Track and decide I want to pursue a different specialty?
What if I’m in the Three Year Track and decide I want to apply to residency programs outside of Wright State?
What if a personal emergency causes me to take a temporary leave of absence from school?
For all of these situations, the student reverts back to the traditional curriculum, assuming he/she is in good standing with the BSOM.
May I enter the Three Year Track later than my first year of medical school?
No, the only time one can apply to and enter the Three Year Track is during the first year.
What happens if I am in the Three Year Track and do not meet one of the conditions for staying in the track?
As long as the student is still in good standing with BSOM he/she returns to the traditional track.
Who is an ideal candidate for the Three Year Track?
Ideal candidates have done sufficient career exploration to feel confident in their chose of specialty. They have adjusted to the pace and rigor of medical school, as demonstrated by successfully passing all Foundations courses and maintaining a healthy school/life balance. They have the self-discipline and time management skills needed to study for board exams while in their clerkship year. They want to complete their residency in Dayton and practice in Ohio.
What if I really want to do the Three Year Track, but I’m not interested in Family Medicine or Pediatrics for my specialty?
At this time, Family Medicine and Pediatrics are the only options available. For other specialties, you need to do the traditional curriculum.
Can I do the Three Year Track alongside another track, such as the rural track or the global health track?
Possibly. If there are conflicting requirements, contact the director of the other track to ask if there is any flexibility in that track’s requirements. The curriculum and requirements of the Three Year Track are NOT flexible.