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 (Spokane, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho)registering for courses, and Seattle-specific Non-Clinical Electives. If you have questions, please contact the SOM Non-Clinical Electives Team.

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 UW Academic Calendar for more information.

AUTUMN 2022WINTER 2023SPRING 2023SUMMER 2023 
Full-termA-termB-term
Instruction Begins WAC 478-132-030Sep 29, 2022Jan 3, 2023Mar 27, 2023Jun 20, 2023Jun 20, 2023Jul 20, 2023
Last Day of InstructionDec 9, 2022Mar 10, 2023Jun 2, 2023Aug 18, 2023Jul 19, 2023Aug 18, 2023
Final Examination WeekDec 10-16, 2022Mar 11-17, 2023Jun 3-9, 2023Typically the last class day of classTypically the last class day of classTypically the last class day of class
CommencementSeattle, Jun 10

Bothell, Jun 11

Tacoma, Jun 12
Quarter BreaksWinter Break Dec 17, 2022-Jan 2, 2023Spring Break Mar 18-26, 2023Summer Break Jun 10-18, 2023Autumn Break

Aug 19-Sep 26, 2023