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Medical Student Electives

Sinai Hospital offers electives for medical students in a variety of specialty and sub-specialty areas. The minimum requirements for acceptance for rotations in any area are a medical school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a USMLE Step 1 minimum score of 210 or a COMLEX minimum score of 510.

The following departments have additional requirements:

Medicine students must have completed a basic medicine clerkship.
Pediatrics requires that medical students seeking electives in their department have completed a pediatric clerkship (that included at least three weeks of inpatient Pediatrics) and plan to apply to the Sinai Pediatric Residency program. Additional requirements: Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and 220 USMLE Step 1 or 515 COMLEX.
Ophthalmology only accepts American medical school students.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation required medical students to be in their third or fourth year.
Obstetrics and Gynecology requires that medical students seeking electives in their department have completed an OB/GYN clerkship and only accepts medical school students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a minimum score of 525 on the COMLEX or 215 on the USMLE Step 1.
Surgery requires that American medical school students be in their third or fourth year and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a USMLE minimum score of 225 or COMLEX score of 525 or higher.

International Students must submit a copy of their passport and TOEFL test scores.
A total score 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each of the four skill areas is required.
                        Elective Application
                        Confidentiality Agreement

Once you have selected an elective:

  1. Complete Part I (page 1) of the Application form.
  2. Have your medical school complete Part II (page 2).
  3. Provide the required verifications and documentation listed on the application.
  4. Read, sign and return the Confidentiality Form.
  5. Email or mail the application, confidentiality form and required documentation to
    the Medical Education Office:

                Medical Education Office
                Phone: 410-601-7639

Applications and all required documentation must be received at least two months in advance of the date the applicant wishes to begin the elective. Upon receipt of a complete application package, we will review it and if the applicant meets the minimum and departmental requirements, send the application to the department for review. The applicant will be notified of the final decision of the department.

Sinai Hospital does not have housing on campus and arrangements must be made on an individual basis by the student.