Electives: Students are required to take at least 14 weeks of electives with at least 4 weeks at UMMC. Students will be able to choose from 100+ courses to satisfy this requirement. The Bulletin lists these courses. Students can find the Bulletin under The Office of Medical Education website.
Unscheduled Time: Once students have met the above requirements and scheduled all of the electives, students may then enter preferences for unscheduled time. Unscheduled time can be up to 12 weeks.
Note: If students are taking one extramural course (an away rotation with another institution), choose the 851 course. If students are taking two or three extramural courses in the same area, choose 851 and 852 and 853 (ex. SURG 851 and SURG 852). These courses must also be verified and handled through VSLO. TO DO AN EXTRAMURAL YOU MUST COMPLETE THE VSLO PROCESS.
Students cannot take the same course twice. The courses listed above that are not taken to satisfy one of your core requirements can be taken as an elective.
Arrangements for extramural courses to be taken for credit shall be made in advance by the student with the appropriate department, the associate dean for student affairs, and the Office of Enrollment Management.
Students will be certified for graduation only after all requirements for graduation are completed. These requirements include passing the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills Exams.
Medical students are not required to participate in any procedure or service for which they have religious objection. Students must attend all required educational sessions whether or not they have religious objection to the material discussed and are responsible for the educational content of the session. In addition, students may not refuse to provide care to a patient based on religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, patient diagnosis, or any other patient personal characteristic. It is required that students communicate with the course or clerkship director at the beginning of the course or clerkship when they are aware that procedures to which they object may occur.