UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

Non-Clinical Electives

Students taking courses during the Foundations Phase are given the opportunity to pursue electives that may enhance their personal medical education. These electives, otherwise known as Non-Clinical Electives, are offered by the University on a quarterly basis, and while do not involve direct patient care, are relevant to medical education. Because these courses run on the quarter system, they may not correspond exactly with other course requirements in the School of Medicine.

Please check out the Non-Clinical Electives website for more information on the WWAMI Non-Clinical Electives, registering for courses, and Seattle-specific Non-Clinical Electives. If you have questions, please contact the SOM Non-Clinical Electives Team

Dates of Instruction

Remember, Non-Clinical Electives do not follow the same timeline as block courses and requirements in the School of Medicine. If your course has a final examination that conflicts with your block courses and requirements, we encourage you to work with the instructor to find a solution. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.

Full-term A-term B-term
Instruction BeginsĀ WAC 478-132-030 Sep 29, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 Mar 28, 2022 Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022 Jul 21, 2022
Last Day of Instruction Dec 10, 2021 Mar 11, 2022 Jun 3, 2022 Aug 19, 2022 Jul 20, 2022 Aug 19, 2022
Final Examination Week Dec 11-17, 2021 Mar 12-18, 2022 Jun 6-10, 2022 Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class Typically the last class day of class
Commencement Seattle, Jun 11
Bothell, Jun 12
Tacoma, Jun 13
Quarter Breaks Winter Break Dec 18, 2021-Jan 2, 2022 Spring Break Mar 19-27, 2022 Summer Break Jun 11-19, 2022 Autumn Break
Aug 20-Sep 27, 2022