Clinical Electives Information

We offer clinical electives in many sub-specialties of medicine. These are elective programs and do not meet requirements for core clinical clerkships. All electives are 4 weeks in length. Students may apply for a maximum of two 4 week electives but these electives must be in different specialties.

Please note that we do not place students in the mid-June/mid-July rotation block, please review the elective dates page for the next available rotation. If you are applying for an elective in summer months we will not be able to place you in the requested electives until the Yale students finalize their schedule in May. We will do our best to let you know about acceptance as soon as possible. The summer months are extremely competitive.

Read the descriptions of electives carefully before listing your choices. You may not change your choices or dates of elective after your application has been submitted to elective department. Students may not apply for more than two clinical electives, for a maximum of eight weeks at Yale School of Medicine. If you apply for two electives, they must be taken in consecutive date periods and be on different clinical services.

If you are requesting an elective in Internal Medicine, you MUST specify the sub-specialty you are requesting. For all electives, please be sure to use the same elective title as listed on our website. This will help ensure you get the elective you are requesting. 

Visiting Student Elective Catalog Listing

Click here to view the many clinical electives that we have offer.

Please Note: Clicking the link above will take you the Curriculum section of our site.