Registration for 2018/19 Academic Year opens March 1, 2019 and closes June 21, 2019. Non-credit elective period: June 8 - August 30, 2019
While the non-credit pre-clerkship summer elective (NPSE) is intended to provide a more intensive, hands-on learning experience than an observership, students and preceptors are reminded that a clinical rotation has not yet been completed as part of the students’ undergraduate medical education. Strict supervision is required.
Students in Year 1 or 2 who are not enrolled in MED5010 during the summer months are not protected by Western University’s general and professional liability insurance.
Note: UME NPSE program is not responsible for electives arranged through exchange programs such as CFMS/IFMSA.
There are three types of NPSE:
Non-credit Pre-clerkship Summer Clinical Elective (NPSCE): A clinical learning opportunity during which a student receives at minimum of 30 hours of clinical instruction while interacting with patients in a clinical setting. It involves shadowing, observing, and participation in patient care under strict supervision by a legally licensed medical practitioner (preceptor).
Non-credit Pre-clerkship Summer Research Elective (NPSRE): A structured research learning opportunity during which a student works a minimum of four weeks with a faculty supervisor in a research setting.
Combined Non-credit Pre-clerkship Summer Clinical and Research Elective (NPSCRE): A Combined NPSCRE is primarily for students involved in a research project but who would also like to accompany the same preceptor during their clinical duties on intermittent days.
Electives in Windsor (whether you are a student from the Windsor or London campus), must be arranged by Windsor campus staff.
The UME office in London does not arrange NPSE opportunities. For more details, see Registration Process below.
Electives arranged through organizations such as ROMP, NOSM, or other medical schools do qualify for MED5010 as long as they meet the criteria and must be registered.
International electives *must* be coordinated through the Internationalization Office.
A one-time registration fee of $60 will be billed by the Registrar’s Office.
Students participating in a NPSE are protected by Western University’s general and professional liability insurance but no additional accident or injury insurance is provided by the School.