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Clinical Elective Clerkships are offered for MSU College of Human Medicine students in all seven community campuses. MSU College of Human Medicine students should work through their community assistant dean’s office to schedule electives within the College of Human Medicine system or outside the college system using VSAS to schedule electives with educational institutions participating in VSAS. Not all institutions participate in VSAS, so students should check with their community assistant dean’s office for assistance.

Elective descriptions for each campus are available as follows:

College of Human Medicine students are covered by medical professional liability coverage while on away electives.

Clerkship Readings:
Some electives may specify required readings, which are updated on a regular basis. If readings are required, a reading list will be provided at the beginning of the elective.

Elective clerkship preceptor(s) will submit a clinical performance evaluation at the conclusion of the clerkship. Faculty are also encouraged to provide ongoing feedback throughout elective clerkships. Additional student evaluations, which will be discussed with students in advance, may include written or oral examinations, oral presentations, papers, or observed clinical assessments.

Clerkship Time Periods:
Elective clerkships are four weeks in length. MSU College of Human Medicine elective time periods are listed below. Requests for dates that differ will be accommodated if possible.

  • July 3 – 28, 2017
  • July 31 – August 25, 2017
  • August 28 – September 22, 2017
  • September 25 – October 20, 2017
  • October 23 – November 17, 2017
  • November 20 – December 15, 2017
  • January 3 – 26, 2018
  • January 29 – February 23, 2018
  • February 26 – March 23, 2018
  • March 26 – April 20, 2018