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 basic pediatric clerkship with a passing score on USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX 1.
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.
Orthopedic Surgery requires 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 230 or COMLEX of 600 or higher on Step/Level 1 and have completed a Surgery Basic Clerkship.
Surgery requires medical school students to 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 with the application package. 
A total score 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each of the four skill areas is required.

                        
                         Medical Student Application
                           Confidentiality Agreemen
                       

Once you have selected an elective:

  1. Complete Part I (page 1) of the Application form.
  2. Have your medical school complete Part II  
  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 and required documentation to the Medical Education Office:

                Medical Education Office
                Phone: 410-601-9720
                Email: Medical_Education@lifebridgehealth.org

Applications and all required documentation must be received at least two months in advance of the proposed start date of the elective. Upon receipt of a complete application package, ir will be review and, if the applicant meets the minimum and departmental requirements, the application will be sent 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.