REGISTRATION FORMS AND PROCESSES
Fourth Year Electives
- UMSoM 4th year rotations are four weeks in length.
- Students may be allowed to participate in 3 week electives (on our campus or at an off campus site) if scheduling conflicts arise between our academic calendar and the calendar of other schools. These electives must include at least 15 working days over the 3 week period in order to count toward our graduation requirements.
- Electives must be at least 3 consecutive weeks in length and on the same rotation/elective in order to receive credit toward graduation. Students may not combine 2, 2-week rotations on different rotations/electives at the same institution and receive graduation credit.
- Two week experiences will show on your transcript as an AU=Audited course and will not count toward graduation credit at all.
- All out of catalog experiences require an Off Campus Form to be completed by the student, signed by UMB Faculty, and returned to email@example.com along with confirmation of acceptance from the visiting institution.
On January 25th, 2021, the Coalition for Physician Accountability, a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), issued updated recommendations regarding ‘away’/off campus rotations for the 2021-2022 cycle in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic. The recommendations allow for students to begin applying for ‘away’/off campus rotations after April 15th, 2021 with a start date of August 1st, 2021 or later. They also recommend limiting approved ‘away’/off campus rotations to one per student, regardless of planned specialty. The prior recommendation to discourage ‘away’/off campus rotations for the 2020-2021 academic year still stand through June 2021.
In accordance with these recommendations, the University of Maryland School of Medicine will not be accepting applications for clinical electives from visiting medical students for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Exceptions will be considered for students attending medical school in the state of Maryland. Additionally, we will limit approval of away rotations for our students to those falling under the exceptions delineated by the Coalition.
We will begin accepting applications for clinical electives from visiting medical students for the 2021-2022 academic year on April 15th, 2021 (and begin processing applications on May 1st, 2021) for rotations starting on or after August 2nd, 2021. Additionally, we will limit approval of ‘away’/off campus rotations for our students to one per learner in accordance with coalition guidance.
Drop/Add Forms and Instructions
- Course Drop/Add Instructions
This document will help you to fill out the Drop/Add form correctly. Read this form before submitting a Drop/Add form to the elective administrator.
- Course Drop/Add Process
Use this document to help guide you in creating your schedule.
- Add-drop form
You must complete this form when making any schedule changes in your fourth year.
- Departmental Contacts for Fourth Years
This link contains the contact information for all departmental administrators.
Students: Send your drop/add or off-campus forms to the administrator on the elective, NOT the faculty member.
Out of Catalog Elective Forms and Instructions
- Senior Electives Travel Information
This link contains valuable information about off-campus electives.
- Off Campus elective form
The above link contains the Off-Campus Elective form. You must complete this form when you want to add an out of catalog elective to your schedule.
If you are interested in an international elective, visit the Global Health page.
Main Training Sites
- University of Maryland Medical Center: The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus. The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland. University of Maryland Medical Center is the principal clinical site for graduate medical education and the University of Maryland School of Medicine provides the faculty and the program director.
- Baltimore VA Medical Center: The Baltimore VA Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and primary care services. Located next to the University of Maryland Medical Center with a walkway connecting the two facilities, the medical center maintains an active affiliation with the University in the sharing of staff, resources, and technology.
- R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center: The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center provides the highest level of trauma care, treating more that 7,000 critically ill and injured patients. The Shock Trauma Center is the designated statewide referral center for head and spinal injuries, multi-system trauma, and severe orthopaedic injuries.
Off-Campus Affiliate Hospitals
Please note, affiliate hospitals may have additional requirements for elective rotations. Students are encouraged to discuss application requirements with the designated contact person.
- Mercy Medical Center
- St. Agnes Hospital
- University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
- UMMC Midtown Campus
- Sheppard Pratt Health System
- The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)
Last Revision: 9/5/19