The College of Medicine – Phoenix offers over 200 fourth-year electives that are designed to meet curriculum and graduation requirements and are specific to student interests. Electives are provided through Phoenix-area and out-of-state hospitals, medical centers and private practices.

There are also many opportunities statewide, nationally and internationally through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VLSO) application.

Critical Care and Core Sub-Internship are selectives that are graduation requirements to be completed in Year 4. Students can choose sub-specialized rotations in Critical Care such as Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Critical Care. Sub-Internship courses are offered in Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties. 

Graduation Requirements

Selectives – 8 Credits

  1. Core Sub-Internship (4 Credits)
  2. Critical Care (4 Credits)

Electives – 24 Credits

  1. Choose from all available electives.
  2. May include research, “away,” independent study, Global Health electives or Rural Health electives.
  3. May take additional selectives.

Students should refer to the Years 3 & 4 Credit Requirement Policy for a detailed description of all required clerkships, electives, selectives, and courses.

View the complete Student Catalog for elective and selective offerings.