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Global Elective Rotations

Students considering international electives must discuss their plans with their UMass Chan Elective Advisor. Additional information can also be found here.
UMass Chan offers many opportunities for students to take electives abroad. These electives can range from clinical rotations, language or cultural immersion, to research experiences. Many of these electives are in third world countries, but others are available in all regions of the world.

A maximum of eight clinical elective credits (eight weeks) will be granted toward graduation for international electives; up to one Type C elective credit may be earned for approved language immersion programs in addition to the clinical electives noted above.

For students not enrolled in good standing or not making satisfactory academic progress, international elective requests may require additional review by the Clinical Science Academic Evaluation Board (CSAEB) before travel is approved.

For all international electives, students receive an evaluation form electronically from the Office of the Registrar in advance of the elective. It is the responsibility of the student to give the evaluation form to the elective coordinator, and to return the completed evaluation to the UMass Chan Office of Undergraduate Medical Education upon their return to UMass Chan.

For more information, contact the OUME International Medical Education Program.