Skip to main content


Electives provide open time for residents to pursue individual areas of interest. While most electives are clinical in nature, independent study and research electives are also available. Off-site or away electives, while subject to certain University restrictions, are also potentially available.

35 weeks (approximately 9 months) of elective time are available throughout all three years of training. Residents may design their own elective experiences, or may choose from numerous ‘templated’ electives that have been created by prior residents. Some Areas of Concentration have required clinical experiences for which some elective time must be used.

Examples of templated electives:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Lactation
  •  Palliative care