4th-Year Elective Block Dates: School of Medicine

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (BUCASM) divides its fourth (final year) curriculum of medical school classes (electives) into 4-week blocks as listed below. International students who apply for an elective at BUCASM must choose from the blocks below. The block dates cannot be altered.

Notes on Block Dates

  • Blocks begin on Mondays.
  • Block end dates are listed below as Sundays, but most electives end on the Friday before that.
  • Federal U.S. holidays:¬† If a federal holiday falls on a Monday, electives may begin on the Tuesday and not the Monday.¬†Elective coordinators will confirm with students with this information.