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Electives & Extern Rotations

When space is available, select courses are open to other students, including students visiting from other schools.

Electives for Medical Students

Electives in orthopedic surgery are open to third- and fourth-year UArizona students as well as fourth-year students from other accredited medical schools:

  • University of Arizona applicants receive priority placement until March 30
  • Students from other schools can apply beginning April 1
  • Visiting student applicants will be scheduled for remaining class seats on a first-come, first-served basis

Note that these electives are offered only at the UArizona campus in Tucson. 


Extern Rotations for D.O. Students

Fourth-year D.O. students can now apply for extern rotations in orthopedic surgery:

  • Applicants should try to schedule a rotation between August and November, though rotations can be scheduled year-round
  • Applicants must have taken the USMLE Step 1 Exam and must submit a transcript with their applications

Please contact course coordinator Barbra Solares by email or phone (520) 626-9245 early as these electives fill up quickly.

More Information for Visiting Students

All applications for students visiting from LCME-accredited schools are processed through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) platform. 

Students not at an LCME-accredited school should contact their school's student affairs office for assistance and next steps.

For opening dates and other questions, please contact UArizona College of Medicine Student Affairs.