Elective Rotation Selection Policy

Department of Family and Community Medicine

1. Elective rotations are used to develop areas of special interest; or, in special cases, to make up unsatisfactory performance in a previous rotation. 

2. The resident will select their elective rotation with the advice and approval of the Resident's Faculty Advisor, the Residency Coordinator and the Program Director/Associate Director.   

    1.  In the event that elective time is used to make up previous unsatisfactory performance, the elective will be assigned by the Program Director in lieu of the resident's choice.

3. Time missed from required rotations may be used to make up using Elective Block time.

    1.  In the event that elective time is used for time missed from required rotations, the elective will be assigned by the Program Director in lieu of the resident's choice.

4. An Elective Selection form

    1.  Elective rotations between July - December must be selected by June 15th.
    2.  Elective rotations between January - June must be selected by November 15th.

5. It is the resident's responsibility to confirm the rotation including dates, activities, goals and objectives with the rotation preceptor prior to submitting a completed form.

6. The Elective Selection form requires approval of the resident's faculty advisor and the residency coordinator before being submitted to the program director.  It is the resident's responsibility to get these approvals completed prior to the deadlines.

7. If resident misses the deadline

    1.  Program Director will assign an Elective rotation.
    2.  No changes are permitted

8. Changes for previously scheduled elective rotations

    1.  Special circumstances will be considered. 
    2.  The resident requesting the change will need to complete a Rotation Selection form.
    3. Changes will require the approval of the resident's faculty advisor, residency coordinator and program director. 

9. Out-of-local area  and international elective rotations

    1. Residents must provide 9 months' notice and approval to ensure all necessary legal documents are in place for the rotation. 
    2. Policies for away rotations must also follow guidelines as stated in the UNRMED Resident physician handbook.
    3. International elective rotation will take more time to arrange

Reviewed and approved by CCC: 09/08/2020