Help for Medical Curriculum Students
To change the times of your clerkship assigned by your track complete the following steps:
- Consult with advisors in the Division of Student Affairs
- Complete the Add/Drop Clerkship form
- Obtain appropriate signature(s)
- Submit approved Add/Drop Clerkship Form to the Office of the Registrar
Independent Elective Request Form
Independent elective evaluations are customized on-campus electives that are proposed by students and require sponsorship from WCM or WCM-Q faculty. Examples of independent electives may include:
- Lengthening or shortening the duration of an existing elective. For example, RADI.8104.01.NYP – Introduction to Clinical Imaging is a 4-week elective. If you receive permission from the sponsor to shorten it to two weeks (minimum) or to increase a 2-week elective to 4 weeks, you would be creating an independent elective.
- Independent research, which must be approved by a sponsor.
- Working with a Weill Cornell sponsor on an elective topic that is not represented in the existing Electives Course Catalog.
Once you have acquired a sponsor for your desired independent elective, obtain signatures on an Independent Elective application form from both your sponsor and the assistant dean for clinical curriculum. Provide a brief, descriptive title for your desired elective, using the style of wording that would come to the left of the colon if you were giving your course a journal-style title. The signed form must be on file with the registrar 30 days before you begin your independent experience.
It is your responsibility to complete the top section of the Elective Evaluation form and to deliver it to your sponsor. Return it to the Office of the Registrar upon the completion of your experience.
International Elective Request Form
In addition to the electives offered at WCM and Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, you can also select other electives. International electives must be selected in consultation with the assistant dean for clinical curriculum and the associate dean for student affairs.
Once you have decided on where you would like to rotate, access the visiting student section of that institution’s website. You are responsible for following the application guidelines for the international institution and for submitting to the Office of the Registrar all paperwork required by both the international institution and WCM-Q. At minimum, expect to do the following for every international elective you apply for:
- Download/upload the international institution’s application, health form(s), etc.
- Print out the International Elective form. The form must be signed by you and the assistant dean for clinical curriculum and the associate dean for student affairs. Your application cannot be processed until you submit the completed form.
- Complete your section of the international application and hand deliver the application, along with your International Elective form to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE AN ELECTIVE EVALUATION FORM WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO ABROAD! If you are approved to participate in an international elective, you must take an Elective Evaluation Form with you. Present the form to your supervisor at the start of your experience. Then ask him or her to complete the form as soon as you have completed the elective, and to return it to you in a sealed envelope with his/her signature across the seal, so that you can bring it back with you when you return to WCM-Q.
New York Eligibility
As provided by the law in New York State, a medical curriculum student is considered to be in the practice of medicine when performing clinical clerkships or a similar function in a hospital. Teaching hospitals that have a formal affiliation agreement with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar which have been approved by the State Education Department and only in those clinical fields in which the hospital has an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program.
As a medical curriculum student, and if you are seeking to engage in clerkships , you must secure a letter of eligibility from the Department of State Education and on the basis of having received a satisfactory score on USMLE, Step 1. For the form to apply and more information click here