Medical Education

Clerkship and Post-Clerkship Electives

The Warren Alpert Medical School offers a wide variety of elective opportunities in clinical medicine.

Students may pursue electives in clinical medicine at Brown or at other universities, in our member hospitals, in associated community institutions, or in approved, off-site preceptorships.

In planning electives, students should consult faculty members and staff to discuss a plan for electives that corresponds to their career goals and interests.  Alpert Medical School students should refer to Oasis for a description of each of these electives.  Third year students should follow this link for the most up-to-date list.  Fourth year students should follow this link for the most up-to-date list. 

Department Elective
Anesthesiology Anesthesiology - MH
Anesthesiology Anesthesiology - RIH
Anesthesiology Anesthesiology - WIH
Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dermatology Dermatology
Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound
Emergency Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Sex and Gender Based Acute Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
ENT Otorhinolaryngology
Family Medicine Healthcare for the Homeless Communities
Family Medicine Rural Family and Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine Maternal and Child Health Elective
Family Medicine Family Medicine Elective
Family Medicine Clinica Esperanza Free Clinic Preceptorship
Internal Medicine Nephrology - RIH
Internal Medicine Nephrology - MH
Internal Medicine Gastroenterology - RIH
Internal Medicine Gastroenterology - VAMC
Internal Medicine Infectious Disease - MH
Internal Medicine Infectious Disease - RIH
Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases - Newport Hospital
Internal Medicine Outpatient Infectious Diseases & HIV Outpatient Elective
Internal Medicine Cardiology - RIH
Internal Medicine Cardiology - MH
Internal Medicine Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Internal Medicine Clinical Cardiology at Newport Hospital
Internal Medicine Cardiology - VAMC
Internal Medicine Med/Peds Infectious Diseases - RIH
Internal Medicine Hospice and Pallative Medicine
Internal Medicine Palliative Care - RIH
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
Internal Medicine Hematology Oncology - MH
Internal Medicine Hematology Oncology - RIH
Internal Medicine Hematology Oncology - VAMC
Internal Medicine Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases - RIH
Internal Medicine Introduction to Outpatient Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases - VAMC
Internal Medicine Pulmonary - Inpatient - MH
Internal Medicine Critical Care Consult Service
Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Elective - MH
Internal Medicine Medical Consult in OB/Gyn & Periop Med
Internal Medicine Men's Health:  Lifestyle Medicine in Practice
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Consultation & Practice - Inpatient & Outpatient
Internal Medicine Rheumatology Elective
Internal Medicine Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Internal Medicine Interprofessional Practice: A Nursing Perspective
IS Medical Spanish
IS Self Study in EKG Interpretation
IS Point of Care Ultrasound
Medical Education Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in a Community Setting
Medical Education Community Radiology - Newport
Medical Education General Radiology Clinical Elective
Neurology Neurology
Neurology Neurology - VAMC
Neurology Elective in Neurocritical Care
Neurology Advanced Elective in Neurology
Neurology Aging and Dementia
Neurosurgery Neurosurgery
Ob-Gyn Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Ob-Gyn Breast Disease
Ob-Gyn Care of Patients with Women's Cancers
Ob-Gyn Family Planning:  Topics in Clinical Care, Research and Ethics
Ob-Gyn Clinical Cancer Genetics
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology - RI Eye Institute
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology - RIH and VAMC
Orthopedic Surgery Outpatient Management of Musculoskeletal Problems
Orthopedic Surgery Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pathology Human Anatomy II
Pathology Applied Pathology
Pathology Research in Perinatal/Pediatric Pathology
Pathology Seminar in Critical-Pathological/Devel. & Pedi Pathology
Pathology Neuropathology
Pediatrics Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatrics Child Development and Developmental Disabilities
Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics Pediatric Infectious Disease - Hasbro
Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatrics Child Abuse Pediatrics
Pediatrics Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice
Pediatrics Pediatric Gastroenterology
Plastics Plastic Surgery
Plastics Hand Surgery for Primary Care
Psychiatry Psychiatry in Medical Practice
Psychiatry Addiction Psychiatry
Psychiatry Triple Board Elective in Peds, Psych., Child & Adolescent Psyh.
Psychiatry Women's Mental Health Elective
Psychiatry Forensic/Correctional Psychiatry
Psychiatry Child Psychiatry
Psychiatry Emergency Psychiatry
Psychiatry Psychiatry of Late Life
Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology Exploratory Elective
Radiology Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology Nuclear Medicine Preceptorship
Radiology Vascular & Interventional Radiology Elective
Radiology Body Imaging and Intervention
Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging and Intervention
Radiology Neuroradiology
Radiology Pediatric Radiology
Radiology Intro. to Women's Diagnostic Imaging
Surgery Medical & Interventional Pain Management
Surgery Introduction to Surgical Oncology - RIH
Surgery Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Surgery Pediatric Surgery
Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgery Elective in Gynecological Surgery
Surgery Vascular Surgery
Surgery Nutrition and Nutritional Support
Surgery Trauma Service
Surgery Introduction to Thoracic Surgery - RIH
Surgery Facial and Oral Surgery and Outpatient Anesthesia
Urology Urology - RIH
Urology Pediatric Urology

Year 3 and 4 medical students can enroll in a variety of electives. Course description, learning objectives, pre-requisites and availability are listed in Oasis, the medical school’s enrollment system. Searching the Oasis catalog requires a username and password.

Enrollment in these electives counts toward fulfilling the requirements of the MD degree.

Application Process

A faculty member who plans to offer a Years 3 and 4 Elective must complete an application and receive approval by the Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC). The Subcommittee on Years 3 and 4 initially reviews the application and recommends approval or revisions before consideration by the MCC. 

Follow the link below for the Years 3 and 4 Elective application. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarita Warrier ([email protected]). 

Elective Application

Away Rotations

Many students spend part of their elective time at another institution. Often this is part of the residency selection process. Students may wish to consult with their faculty advisor when selecting away electives. Students can participate in a maximum of three 4-week away rotations. Scheduling more than 12 weeks away requires permission from the Associate Dean of Medical Education, Dr. Allan Tunkel.

Information about applying for away rotations can be found below.

Applying for Away Rotations