INMD 7555

Elective Away for Credit - Hands On


VSAS Coordinator

Curriculum focus: 
Clinical level: 
MS year: 
Terms offered: 

See below


    Prerequisites:  Must be in good academic standing and be accepted by the other academic institution

    Catalog Description:  Academic credit is awarded for satisfactory completion of clinical electives that are directly sponsored by other LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools. Students may earn up to 8 weeks of credit in Years 3 and 4 for these activities. Electives must be regularly offered courses at other LCME-accredited medical schools and should be listed and described in the school catalog. Approval to take an elective away for credit with registration at the University of Minnesota for INMD 7555 must be done in advance before beginning the elective away for credit. Students will be registered for INMD 7555 to receive credit. Health insurance and malpractice insurance will be covered if credit is received.

    Please consider the timing of the Clinical Competency Assessment, which is required for graduation, in your plans.


    Site Code

    Site Name



    Away Rotation

    Sites are arranged by student acceptance to institutions and teaching hospitals throughout the country.

    Required session attendance: Varies depending on the rotation

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Varies depending on the rotation

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged.  Students must submit a completed application linked below.

    INMD 7555 Application

    Applications must be completed for all categories:

    Category 1: Established electives offered through LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools will be automatically approved for eligible students who apply at least two months prior to the rotation start date. Students must complete the application for registration and are subject to any pre-rotation legal or administrative processes.*

    Category 2: Established electives offered through teaching hospitals in the Twin Cities (not through the University of Minnesota Medical School) will be automatically approved for eligible students who apply at least two months prior to the rotation start date. Students must complete the application for registration.

    Category 3: For established electives at any other sites, students must complete the application to be reviewed for approval by a panel of medical education administrators.  Applications for individualized rotations will also be reviewed by the Assistant Dean for Curriculum.

    *An affiliation agreement is a legal document that may be required by the host institution to allow for your participation in their visiting student program. An affiliation agreement is a contract between the UMN Medical School and the host institution that establishes a partnership for the purpose of providing educational experiences to UMN medical students. Affiliation agreements may take two months or more to process.

    Course Objectives:  To provide students an opportunity to pursue clinical study at another institution and to receive academic credit for this activity.

    Graded Components:  

    • Paper Clinical Assessment by faculty
    • An evaluation of the roation completed in MedHub

    Upload Completed Assessment

    Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition allowed up to a total of 8 credits

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

    Related curricular experience:

    Secure Exam:

    Course evaluation:  MedHub