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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 1 – 26, 2019
  • July 29 – August 23, 2019
  • August 26 – September 20, 2019
  • September 23 – October 18, 2019
  • October 21 – November 15, 2019
  • November 18 – December 13, 2019
  • December 30, 2019 – January 24, 2020
  • January 27 – February 21, 2020
  • February 24 – March 20, 2020
  • March 23 – April 17, 2020