“Inside” B.U. Electives
There are endless resources for identifying clinical elective sites. Students are strongly encouraged to review established BUSM-affiliated sites before exploring “outside” electives. One month of an “inside” elective counts as a BUSM elective (i.e., not an “away” elective). This is pertinent to the fact that students are permitted only three away electives during their fourth year.
Inside Elective Countries
The following countries sponsor BUSM students for inside electives since affiliations have been established at the sites designated below. Faculty approval for each inside elective may be different.
- China (Hong Kong)
- Indian Health Service (not a country, but IHS serves American Indians and Alaska Natives)
Inside Medical Spanish Inside Electives
There are several medical programs that qualify as inside electives because of known faculty connections and successful track records. Dr. Sarfaty is the B.U. mentor for these programs. See full list of approved medical Spanish programs for fourth-year credit.