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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Electives Counseling Policy

Feinberg strives to provide counseling to each student on the appropriate selection of electives for career exploration and preparation for the residency application processDuring the Intro to Phase 2 scheduling presentation, rising M3 students are given information about enrolling in electives for career exploration. Before beginning Phase 3, rising M4 students are required to meet with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs or the Assistant Director of Student Affairs in the spring/summer following their core clerkships to discuss, among other things, an approved schedule of electives. Students are permitted to add or drop electives following this meeting; however, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs receives notice of any alterations to the Phase 3 schedule and will request a meeting with any student whose schedule changes may adversely impact their career exploration or preparation for residency. 

Related LCME Standard 
11.2: Career Advising 

Last Updated: 2/13/2019