Explore & Focus Phase Clerkship Catalog

The E&F Catalog has been updated for the upcoming 2022-2023 clinical academic year!  Please note the catalog now includes SOM Graduation Requirement information for each clerkship.

UWSOM Explore & Focus Clerkship Catalog

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY: Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy.
Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form.

In order to plan accommodations that will avoid possible delays in course/clerkship end dates, UWSOM recommends students complete the Religious Accommodation Request Form in advance of the start date of their course or clerkship. 


The Explore & Focus Clerkship catalog includes all potentially available elective, APC and Sub-I clerkships students can take during their MS4/Explore & Focus Phase.

Clerkship offerings and availability are determined by the department and site, and are subject to change. If you have questions regarding the availability of a specific elective please contact the appropriate department.

Some clerkships require students to request permission for a particular rotation, these are “Permission-Only” clerkships. Details on permission only clerkships and how to request permission can be found on the Click Clerkship Catalog and the Permission Only List.

Please note the Policy on Credit Limit in a Specialty for students entering the clinical curriculum. If you have hit the maximum credit limit in a given specialty and need to take additional clerkships for professional development you may request an exception from the Department Chair for that specialty and complete the Exception Request Form. If you have any questions regarding the policy or the form please contact Clinical Curriculum, medevalu@uw.edu.

Drug Testing and Compliance requirements vary from site to site.  Department can provide detailed credentialing information for individual clerkship sites. See Compliance Requirements Policy for full policy information.

Clerkship Administrators & Department Contacts