First and Second Year Teaching The cornerstone of medical student teaching in the first two years is the Primary Care Clerkship, directed by Dr. Anne Nofziger. This required 12-month, longitudinal clerkship places students with primary care physicians from March of year 1 through the full second year of medical school. The didactic curriculum covers the basics of prevention, acute care, and chronic disease management for the most common conditions seen in primary care practices. Workshop sessions reinforce interview and physical exam skills first learned in year 1, and provide practice evaluating patients who have illness in a standardized, small group setting. Learn more information about the MD curriculum at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.