Electives Course Description
Electives - Primary Care:
The following guidelines are to be followed when applying for a Clerkship Primary Care Elective rotation (must be with the Board Eligible or Board Certified physician, D.O. or M.D.):
Primary Care electives include:
Each student may request to utilize his or her Primary Care Elective rotations in a medical situation of their choosing, providing the rotation request fulfills guideline criteria. Rotations may not be fragmented to less than one month.
Electives course rotations are:
Each student may request to utilize his or her elective rotations in either an osteopathic or allopathic medical situation of their choosing, under the supervision of an approved licensed practicing physician. One Elective may be research based under the direction of a Ph.D. and/or one elective may be taken as a second vacation, if needed.
Students are encouraged to schedule elective rotations in a variety of clinical practice areas for broad based clinical exposure. The Office of Clinical Education does not recommend scheduling elective rotations in only one clinical specialty area. Rotations may not be fragmented to less than one month, except for a one-time split rotation of 2 consecutive weeks.
Students may wish to review how other students have evaluated sites and physician preceptors prior to scheduling an elective rotation. These site evaluations may be obtained in the Office of Clinical Education.