Policy on Extramural Electives
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on extramural electives (or “away rotations”) to Zucker School of Medicine (ZSOM) students while promoting safety in the community and an equitable residency selection process.
The ZSOM endorses the Coalition for Physician Accountability Working Group’s recommendations updated December 13, 2021 for regulating extramural electives to maintain safety, promote equity through the residency application process, and promote well-being. ZSOM students have access to all applicable clinical experiences to support their clinical education, meet graduation requirements, and support their specialty application in any given field.
Effective June 6, 2021, ZSOM students may schedule in-person away rotations with no extramural elective per specialty limit for the 2022-2023 academic year. ZSOM students may complete any online/virtual extramural elective for credit in addition to their in-person elective. There is also no limit on the number of virtual electives ZSOM students can take, as long as they are approved by the ZSOM for credit.
ZSOM students will be permitted to begin applying for extramural in-person electives as early as January of 2022, and may submit approved electives for credit through the usual process (submission of the MS4 Enrollment Request Form for Extramural Electives in one45).
Please note: All students must comply with NYS travel guidelines upon return from their in-person elective. Updates to these guidelines can be found here.
Students seeking credit for an online/virtual extramural elective that they have obtained through VSLO may submit for credit through the usual process (submission of the MS4 Enrollment Request Form for Extramural Electives in one45). Students seeking credit for an online/virtual extramural elective that they have obtained outside of VSLO may submit for credit by submitting a Preceptorship Proposal Form and, if approved, the MS4 External Enrollment Request Form for Extramural Electives in one45.
References to Regulations and/or Other Related Policies
Policy on Selectives and Electives
Last Updated: December 2021