Various Dept Based * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Individually Designed Elective (Type C)
Course Number: XX-425 
Elective Type: C
Coordinator(s): UMass Faculty Member (Sponsor)
and if External Site (External Direct Site Supervisor)
Department: Individual Umass Department Based Sponsored
Sites Available: University Campus - Sponsor must be a Umass faculty member
Months Offered: E1-M10
Number of Students / Month: 5
Prerequisites: * Written Elective Description must be signed by Sponsoring Faculty Member
* Offered to Umass Students Only
Enrollment Process: Approval from coordinator required; email approval to to schedule
Elective Description:  In collaboration with a faculty member, students may design an individual elective tailored to a specific interest. The elective must be sponsored by a UMass faculty member (whether the elective is completed internally or externally from UMass, the sponsor must be a UMass faculty member). This individually designed elective is a Type C. Use the Type C Description to fill out your elective description.

The student and faculty member need to write a description of the elective, including the goals:

  • methods of teaching
  • number of patients to be seen
  • supervision level
  • Type of elective (C)
  • length of the elective
  • grading basis (O/ AEP/ EP/ BEP/ NCR or CR/ NCR)
  • Example of Description
  • The student completes the Individually Designed Electives/Research Form and attaches the approved description to the form (see detailed instructions on form).
  • Both the elective description and Individually Designed Elective/Research form must be signed off by the sponsoring faculty member.
  • The grading form will be completed by the approving sponsor if the elective is internal or by the direct supervisor and co-signed by the sponsor if the elective is external. 

Note:  * Offered to UMass Students Only

Location:  University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655
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