Surgery Electives

Please find elective course descriptions and additional information here: SURGERY ELECTIVES CATALOG
* All Surgery electives meet Surgery Selective requirements (except SURG 697 - Special Away Electives)
* No housing accommodations for elective courses.

Once enrolled in a Surgery course, you will receive a confirmation email prior to the beginning of your rotation. At that time, please follow links below for time-sensitive details and information. Failure to complete instructions in a timely manner may prohibit participation in Surgery Clinical Electives.


Permisison only elective list
Clinical Calendars

Directions for asking permission:
Email the Department of Surgery Administrator with:

    1. Surgery course number
    2. Surgery course name
    3. rotation block date - if you have multiple rotation block options list them in order of preference

* Permissions will only be sent to one site at a time. Multiple sites will not be contacted for the same rotation dates. If there has been a denial your second option will be contacted and so on.
* If you are requesting permission for a course in Surgery please do not request that same rotation block from another Department. If you are asking permisison you should be intending to register.
* In summary: be very clear and include all the required information

Disclaimer for permission only courses:
Students should only request permission-only electives if they intend to commit to registering and attend the elective if approved. UW students who register for an elective and subsequently cancel it are taking away opportunities for other medical students and is a disservice to the site. 

Greater Seattle Electives

WWAMI-based Electives

Special Electives

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Work Hours Policy

The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.

Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.