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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.