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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 along with confirmation of acceptance from the visiting institution.
On May 11, 2020, the Coalition for Physician Accountability, a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), recommended that away rotations for medical students be discouraged for the 2020-2021 academic year, except for learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system or for learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements. Even for students with these exceptions, the Coalition recommended that students limit the number of away rotations as much as possible and consider geographically proximate programs to meet learning needs. 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.

Drop/Add Forms and Instructions

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

International Electives

If you are interested in an international elective, visit the Global Health page.


Main Training Sites

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  1. Mercy Medical Center  
  2. St. Agnes Hospital 
  3. University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute 
  4. UMMC Midtown Campus 
  5. Sheppard Pratt Health System 
  6. The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) 


Last Revision: 9/5/19