Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Non-clinical elective rotation for 4th-year medical students

I've been asked to precept a 4th year medical student for a non-clinical elective rotation. This will be the first time I will be doing this, but it's great to see that some medical schools are progressive enough to be willing to allow their 4th year medical students to pursue non-traditional elective rotations. When I was in medical school, I really wanted to do an international health elective but I couldn't pull it together because I was busy with wedding plans (I got married immediately following medical school graduation).

Are you a medical student? If you're interested in pursuing a non-clinical elective rotation, you should ask your school to see if they'd approve such an elective. Let me know and perhaps we can generate a list of medical schools (that are open to such ideas) and elective opportunities.

1 comment:

  1. this is a great idea. please keep us posted about how the rotation goes, what curriculum is used, objectives, etc. it sounds very interesting and i wish i had an opportunity like that when i was in med school !