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Scope of Content

Scope of Content

We want to provide great flexibility in the scope of these selectives as long as they satisfy a broad set of guidelines. One or more of the following requirements needs to be met for the activity to qualify for the FCE program

  • the activity could help in career planning; i.e., the experience could provide a pathway to a possible career in that specialty. It may serve to provide initial exploration in that field, ongoing mentorship, or spur research
  • development of skills pertinent to the practice of medicine outside of the core curricular experiences, e.g., Allied health professionals, complementary and alternative medicine, and community health
  • service projects related to the medical field
  • international experiences
  • research exploration related to healthcare or medical education
  • conference attendance if the student is presenting their work
  • physician as a patient and community advocate
  • teaching related to medicine and public health
  • humanities as it pertains to medicine
  • hospital administration/medical leadership
  • remediation of mandatory clerkship experiences
  • there should be a minimum of three distinct experiences, and the experiences should be in at least two different departments within or outside the medical school

 updated JUL 24 2019 | cjb