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Recognizing that medicine is a highly complex and diversified field and that needs and interests of medical students are quite varied; UMass Chan emphasizes a strong elective program to complement the required areas of study.

An elective is defined as a structured learning experience in a field of medicine or related fields approved by the faculty of UMass Chan, which are NOT required as part of the basic medical school curriculum.

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education sponsors unique elective programs for UMass Chan students: 

For the full list of Intramural 4th-Year Electives sponsored by UMass Chan see Other Electives .