Students can rank up to three electives for a given month. The Registrar gives priority to Harvard Medical students, so outside students sometimes won't know their elective until a few weeks before it begins. If all their choices are full, the Registrar will check if there are any vacancies in the less popular electives.
We do not encourage “observerships,” where students function simply as observers.
For more information about Medical Student Clerkships in our department, please contact:
Jennifer McSweeney, MD Director of Medical Student Education Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School