Clinical Curriculum Resources

Elective Clerkships

Elective Clerkship Catalog

Your best, most up-to-date resource for elective clerkship information is the Elective Clerkship Catalog. Here you’ll be able to find information about:

  • Elective clerkship information by department and region
  • Research electives
  • Special electives
  • Surgical Selectives (no longer a curricular requirement for E15s and beyond)
  • Permission-only elective lists

Email Christen White at with any updates for your catalog information.

Permission-Only Electives

A list of permission-only clerkships can be found in the Elective Clerkship Catalog.

Adding Permission-Only Electives to E*Value

Permission-only electives are added as Curriculum receives authorization from the departmental Clerkship Administrator. You must email Curriculum at and copy Registration at to add permission-only electives. Permission only electives must follow the timeframes established by the clinical calendar.

Please note that in order to schedule a permission-only elective, the following information is needed:

  • Student
  • Course
  • Timeframe
  • Site

Research Electives

Medical students may sign up for research electives with departments that offer a course for it (usually numbered <DEPT> 600). Students sign up for research electives via MyUW using a faculty code obtained through the department and the SLN from the Time Schedule. Please be sure that the course is available in the time schedule each quarter in order for students to register. Research electives DO NOT count toward clinical elective graduation requirements. A list of departments with research courses is available in the Elective Clerkship Catalog.