School of Medicine Students

Everything you need to plan and manage your 4th year

class of 2019 med students first days

Elective courses may be taken at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's affiliated hospitals or any accredited medical school or teaching hospital in the United States or Canada. For opportunities outside the U.S. or Canada, please view the information International Experience link. International experiences have different and specific planning timelines.

Class of 2020

Electives availability planning sheet Note: This link will be removed by February 1, the last day to make changes to your schedule.


Class of 2021

Information & Tools
Electives Availability
(available soon)

Rural Preference Form

Timeline Emergency Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Round 1 Priority Electives Request Form 
-available February 29 - March 12, 2020
Elective Catalog Family & Community Medicine Physiology & Cell Biology
Round 2 Priority Electives Request Form 
-available March 21 - 26, 2020
VSLO Internal Medicine Psychiatry
Remainder of Schedule Form 
-available April 4 - 9, 2020
Affiliations Medical Education Pediatrics

Change Form
-available starting May 11, 2020

Evaluations Microbiology Pharmacology

Graduation Requirements OB-Gyn Surgery

Career Planning
International Experience

If unusual circumstances warrant consideration of change, follow the procedures being mindful of the specified timeframes.

Students who wish to change or cancel an out-of-state elective must notify the department offering the elective, in writing. A copy of the letter must be forwarded to the Office of Medical Education, along with a completed Change Form.

At no time may the student's schedule contain fewer than the required 36 credits; any course dropped that takes the total below 36 must be accompanied by a course addition, following the electives mix guidelines.

Students must be registered in advance for an elective if they are to receive credit; course changes must be approved at least two weeks before the student begins the elective.

IMPORTANT: No schedule changes to fall semester electives will be accepted after December 1. No changes to spring semester electives will be accepted after February 1.