Away Electives: I want to set up a Self-Arranged Away elective.

If you have self-arranged an elective with another school or a global site (one-on-one preceptorship or research) that is 4 weeks in length, please follow these steps. 'Self-arranged' means that the rotation is not offered in the school's catalog (ex: you did not apply through VSAS to set up the rotation), or the course takes place at a global site with which P&S is not affiliated.

  1. Forward to confirmation from the faculty and/or global site that they will be supervising you during the rotation, and
  2. Compose a two-page proposal detailing the Title, Name of Faculty, Hypothesis/Purpose, Objectives, Methods/Learning Format, Goals, and Role of the Student, and submit the proposal and the Petition to Add form as a ticket via 'OPEN TICKET: Contact P&S Education.' For international rotations, please further describe the site and faculty.
All proposals for self-arranged away electives are reviewed by the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

    All self-arranged away electives must be 4 weeks in length, and must be added by the 4 week deadline. Self-arranged electives through the University of California system can be 3 weeks in length, as with traditional electives through UC.

    See also


    1. Away Electives: I need a background check.
    2. Away Electives: How do I upload my transcript and/or Letters of Rec to VSAS?
    3. Away Electives: I need a Letter of Good Standing for an away elective.
    4. Away Electives: The site I want has a different schedule than Columbia. How do I schedule my electives there AND here?
    5. Away Electives: I need my verification screen updated.
    6. Away Electives: I need to verification/an update of my Respirator Mask Fitting certificate.
    7. Away Electives: I want to set up a Self-Arranged Away elective.
    8. Away Electives: I need a copy of Columbia's Memorandum of Insurance (liability or malpractice).
    9. Away Electives: I want to send a P&S evaluation to an away elective.
    10. Evaluations: My away elective grade is different between OASIS and SSOL.
    11. OASIS Lottery: How do I add/drop an course selection during the lottery?
    12. OASIS Lottery: There is a course missing from the available selections.
    13. On Rotation: Where and when do I report to my elective?
    14. Registration: I want to add a Vacation month.
    15. Registration: I want to add a traditional Away Elective.
    16. Registration: I want to add a "Waitlist Only" course in OASIS.
    17. Registration: I want to set up a Self-Arranged Research Elective.
    18. Registration: How do I add/drop a D&I course from my schedule?
    19. Registration: I want to set up a Self-Arranged Preceptorship.
    20. Registration: I want to change my Ready4Residency month.
    21. Registration: I want to add/drop an elective within 4 weeks of the start date.
    22. Registration: I want to audit my electives schedule to make sure I'm on track for graduation.
    23. Registration: What type of electives can I take at CUMC?

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