BUSM – Schneider Fourth-Year Elective Program
The BUSM-Schneider Fourth-Year Elective Program is a new collaboration between BUSM and the University of Virgin Islands Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands that allows fourth-year B.U. medical students to undertake INSIDE BUSM electives in Cardiology, Infectious Disease, and Emergency Medicine at Schneider Hospital.
Requirements of the Student
Students participating in this elective program are required to:
Be in good academic standing and have endorsement from a dean in the Office of Student Affairs
Undertake pre-departure orientation proximal to the time of departure
Undertake onsite orientation upon arrival at Schneider Hospital
Housing, Food, Airfare
Housing is provided free of charge to B.U. medical students at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), and students are required to stay at the designated apartment during rotations (vs. rent a hostel room). The apartment available to B.U. medical students – located a few miles from the hospital – accommodates six people at one time. There are four single rooms, one large double room, two bathrooms, kitchen, and living area. Students are responsible for their own bedding/linens. Students are financially responsible for their flight and meals for this elective. Students may inquire to STA Travel (a student travel organization) to book flights. For more info on housing, food prices, etc. view the following slide show: Description of BUSM – Schneider Fourth-Year Elective Program.