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1ST AND 2ND YEAR ELECTIVES

1st and 2nd year electives are mini-courses, sponsored by CWRU faculty and students, that occur in the first and second year of the M.D. program. There is a wide variation in course format. Instructors are encouraged to provide narrative comments on student performance that may be used as excerpts in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). 1st and 2nd year electives are not required to meet graduation requirements and should be scheduled so as not to interfere with Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM) core activities such as RAMP and PD1.

1st and 2nd year electives fall within two categories. The first category includes courses that are valuable enrichment opportunities but they are not acknowledged on the transcript. The second category includes courses that meet the Electives Policy criteria and will be acknowledged on the transcript but students will not receive academic credit for the course.

Information about some current 1st and 2nd year elective offerings are listed below. Students and elective sponsors interested in submitting information for 1st and 2nd year elective offerings to be included on this website may contact the SOM Registrar's Office. Click on each course title for a detailed description of the elective.

 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Major Tropical Pathogens

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should contact Carmel Gambatese at carmel.gambatese@case.edu.

 

SUPER Coach Program

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should email Dr. Nicholas Cohen at nicholas.cohen@uhhospitals.org

 

ACKNOWLEDGED ON TRANSCRIPT - ZERO CREDITS:

Aging in Place

Year 1 students only. Interested students should contact Julie Schneider at julie.schneider@case.edu.

 

Applied Medical Spanish

The most updated information about the AMSP (Applied Medical Spanish Program) can be found at: http://www.casemed.org/applied-medical-spanish-program.html. More details about how to sign up for AMSP courses can be obtained by contacting the current AMSP co-leaders - Andrea Alonso, Michelle Disher, and Eduardo Mier Y Teran.

Community Health Initiative

The Community Health Initiative (CHI) is a program for 1st and 2nd year students. It is a zero credit elective. CHI is held on Friday afternoons, September to May, from 3:30 - 6:00 PM at the Men's Shelter, 2100 Lakeside, Cleveland, OH 44114.  Interested students should contact CCLCM.CHI@gmail.com.

 

Healthcare in AsiaTown

Year 1 and 2 students only. Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Clara Chu at cxc653@case.edu.

 

Integrated Ultrasound

Year 1 and 2 students only. Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Mary Kay bohanek at mbohanek@metrohealth.org or 216-778-5747.

 

Interprofessional Collaborative Care Team (I-LEAP)

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should contact Njoke Thomas at nkt3@case.edu or 216-368-1338

 

Introduction to Clinical and Community Aspects of Social Determinants of Health in the Latino Population

This rotation is offered throughout the year with certain exceptions, starting January 2018.  It must be scheduled at least two months in advance.  Interested students should contact Dr. Ana Monica Yepes-Rios at yepesra@ccf.org.

Leadership in Health Advocacy Panel Series

Interested students should contact Joelle Whited at jwhited@metrohealth.edu.

LGBT Health Elective

If interested, students should contact Uriel Kim at uxk13@case.edu.

Maternal and Child Health

The next session's dates and times TBA.

Interested students should contact Todd Fennimore at txf80@case.edu.

Medical Chinese for Mandarin Speakers

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should contact Vivian Ho at vxh72@case.edu.

 

Medical Student Writing Workshop

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should contact Dr. Lynda Montgomery at lgm5@case.edu.

 

Mother-Child Attachment Group

Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Dr. Sarah Lytle at sarah.lytle@uhhospitals.org or call 216-844-3881.

Neurosurgery Elective

Interested students should contact Dr. Abhishek Ray at abhishek.ray@uhhospitals.org.

Opioid Epidemic Elective

Interested students should contact Alaina Kelly at arm253@case.edu.

Pain Care Management

The next sessions dates and times TBA.

If interested, students should contact Kelly Donaldson at KXD267@case.edu or 216-368-5439.

 

Peru Health Outreach Project

If interested, students should contact Stacey Cole at coyles@ccf.org or 216-444-4998.

In addition, students arranging any international travel must contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu (University) or Darlene Gray at grayd4@ccf.org (College) for international travel applicaton information.

 

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Summer)

Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Dr. Robert Jones at rjones@metrohealth.org or call 216-778-2864.

 

Self-Directed Surgical Skills

Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Dr. Norman Kumins at norman.kumins@uhhospitals.org or call 216-285-5188.

 

Spinal Cord Injury from the Time of Injury to Participation in the Community

The next sessions dates:

Fall 2018: August 21 - October 30

If interested, students must review the Course Description for detailed information and instructions on how to register for the course. Presented by Gregory Nemunaitis, MD and Mary Jo Roach, PhD. This course is made possible by a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

 

Technology in Medical Education

Year 1 and 2 students only. Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Dr. Neil Mehta at mehtan@ccf.org.

Understanding the Cancer Experience

Interested students should contact Betsy Kohn at kohn@touchedbycancer.org

Venture Finance and Health Sciences - 1

Interested students should contact Gurdane Bhutani at gurdane@fundrx.co.

Please submit a CV and cover letter at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the rotation.

 

Water Security & Social Justice in Brazil

Advanced registration required. If interested, students should contact Carmel Gambalese at cxg4@case.edu or call 216-368-4818.

 

Women's Health Elective

Wednesday evenings from August 29 to October 3 (during time that overlaps between Block 2 and block 5). If interested, students should contact Dr. Marjorie Greenfield at marjorie.greenfield@uhhospitals.org or call 216-844-3194.

 



Other Electives Not in the Course Catalog:

Unlisted Electives


Away Rotations (Requires Unlisted Elective Request Form)


International Electives (Processed through Education Abroad Portal)


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