Preclinical Enrichment Electives
Year I & II students may choose an enrichment elective (or possibly two) during their fall and winter terms at the Geisel School of Medicine. These are short courses or directed projects, offered free of charge, that build on students' interests and expand their knowledge in some way. For more than a dozen years we have been able to offer diverse and interesting choices, and we attribute the quality of our menus to both faculty and student initiative. Some of the best courses have been the result of combining student ideas and faculty know-how; others have simply reflected areas of faculty interest not fully tapped in the formal curriculum.
Examples of previous enrichment electives include:
Oral Presentation in a Clinical Setting
Book Club: Diversity Issues
Introduction to Medical Spanish
Vascular Surgery Exposure
Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Introduction to Health Policy and Economics
Global Child Health
Practical Medical Ethics
Grief, Dying, and the Arts
Click here for a list of more electives that have been offered in the past.
Electives in the first two years are not offered for credit. Students may, however, receive mention of one elective on their transcripts in each term if they have met the established criteria for successful completion. If they have not met the criteria, they do not receive the notation. Requirements are always specified in the various course descriptions.
Kalindi Trietley, Director of Learning Services, is also the director of the Enrichment Elective Program.
To complete an evaluation on an enrichment elective, please click here.
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