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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Student Assignment to Clinical Sites Policy

Feinberg students are assigned to clinical sites during each year of the curriculum.  Student assignment to ECMH sites are made by the ECMH director. Assignment to clinical sites within clerkships is made by the clerkship directors. Whenever possible, students are allowed to express or rank preferences and assignment to sites will be done in a consistent and fair way. Requests based on conflicts of interest, accommodations, compliance issues, and extenuating personal circumstances will be given priority. In general students should discuss a request to change an assignment with the course/clerkship director.  Students should not try to arrange switches with peers because faculty course and clerkship directors must approve all changes in student assignment to clinical sites.  
 
Related LCME Standard 
10.9: Student Assignment 
 
Last Updated: 1/28/201