Recently, I've been looking into clerkships at Navy Hospitals. When it occurred to me, I have no idea how/when to start the process. To complicate matters, I'm Navy HSCP. (and therein lies the problem) According to the only person that knows anything about HSCP clerkships at my NRD HSCP students are technically enlisted personnel during medical school and while they have the option to do some of these clinical rotations, the navy won't set it up for you and it is therefore more difficult to accomplish by yourself than a fellow HPSP student. you must request through your NRD to be put on TAD orders (the non-paying kind) for that time period you contact each individual hospital with requested dates to complete a clerkship in a particular specialty At the end of every bullet, add "i think", because that is how this person ended each statement. Does anyone have any insight on scheduling Navy Clerkships in the HSCP program? I'm interested in IM or EM, and I recently received my schedule for my 3rd year rotations at my medical school. Currently, I'm not scheduled to rotate through Medicine until May/June 2010, but if i want to do a 3rd year clerkship it will have to be before then (around Nov/Dec 2009). Should I schedule an IM clerkship at a Naval Hospital before I've rotated through my own medical school's IM service? I have a whole list of questions, but I don't want to overdo it on one post. Thanks in advance.