Advanced Studies (AS) Required Courses

Course Director
One Approved Subinternship 
Majid Yazdani, MD
Patricia Seymour, MD
Tim Gibson, MD
Mitch Cahan, MD
Emergency Clinical Problem Solver (ECPS) Jennifer Carey, MD
Advanced Biomedical and Translational Sciences (ABTS) Jane Freedman, MD
Eric Mick, ScD
Capstone Scholarship and Discovery Course (CSD) Rachel Gerstein PhD
Lela Giannaris PhD
Steven Hatch MD MS
Christina Hermos MD
Caroline Ionete MD PhD
Colleen Burnham MBA

Assignment to Required Courses

Initial assignments to required Advanced Studies (AS) courses along with a few Type A and B1 electives will be made by the Office of Student Affairs using the E*Value Optimization Scheduling (EVOS) process.  Students must pre-register to participate in EVOS. The Student Affairs Administrator will e-mail rising 3rd year students an EVOS pre-registration link.

EVOS uses a complex mathematical program to assign the highest possible preferences for all registered students. Once students have saved their preferences, they can return to E*Value at any time while the preferences are open and review or edit their selections. While the computer tries to honor student’s preferences, no guarantee can be made that a student’s preferences will be reflected in actual rotation assignments. Once the E*Value Optimization Scheduling results are released, a short period of time will be allowed for students to make switches.  Student Affairs will manage individual scheduling requests utilizing an application built into the E*Value software. The process will allow students to enter their schedule change requests directly into the E*Value interface, then the SA Administrator will have the option to manage the request by accepting or rejecting the request.

After this period, E*Value schedules will be considered final and automatically transferred to the students’ official Peoplesoft schedules.  Additional E*Value Optimization FAQ's can be found here.

Students should not schedule required subinternships or elective rotations in the same time period they are planning to do ACLS, USMLE Board Exam, or Residency Interviews.