Visiting Students: I didn't get my top choice elective. Does that mean it was not available?

If you did not receive your top choice, that means it was at full capacity. 

Additional offers will not be considered for the same month, nor can we offer electives for future months ahead of schedule. If you were offered an elective, and wish to be considered for a future month, you will have to decline the aforementioned offer. Example: If you were offered October, but you prefer November, you will have to decline October, and we will contact you again about prior 6 weeks to November 1 if you have been awarded the elective for that month.

Visiting Students

  1. Visiting Students: Do I have access to CROWN?
  2. Visiting Students: How do I apply for electives at CUMC/P&S?
  3. Visiting Students: Do you allow 2 or 3 week electives?
  4. Visiting Students: How are applications considered or processed?
  5. Visiting Students: I didn't get my top choice elective. Does that mean it was not available?
  6. Visiting Students: Is housing available on-campus?
  7. Visiting Students: Do I receive a Columbia UNI/email address?
  8. Visiting Students: Is there an application fee?
  9. Visiting Students: Where do I obtain my CUMC ID?
  10. Visiting Students: How do I access patient files?
  11. Visiting Students: I want to close my application.
  12. Visiting Students: Where can I receive my scrub code?
  13. Visiting Students: Can I request different dates?
  14. Visiting Students: Where do I receive my CUMC evaluation(s)?
  15. Visiting Students: Are the electives I applied to available?
  16. Visiting Students: I was charged twice for the application/attendance fee. How can I receive a refund?
  17. Visiting Students: I am from an unaffiliated international school. Can I still apply?
  18. Visiting Students: I am an international student, and I need a verification letter for my visa application.
  19. Visiting Students: Can I use P&S Student Health Services?
  20. Visiting Students: What vaccinations do you require?
  21. Visiting Students: Where and when do I report to my rotation?
  22. Visiting Students: I want to work with a specific faculty member at P&S. How do I set up a self-arranged opportunity?
  23. Visiting Students: Do you provide parking or parking discounts?
  24. Visiting Students: Can I check books out of the P&S and hospital libraries?
  25. Visiting Students: I need certification that I attended CUMC/P&S for a license/residency program.
  26. Visiting Students: What type of visa will cover my time in the United States?

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