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 2023||WINTER 2024||SPRING 2024||SUMMER 2024|
|Instruction Begins WAC 478-132-030||Sep 27, 2023||Jan 3, 2024||Mar 25, 2024||Jun 17, 2024||Jun 17, 2024||Jul 18, 2024|
|Last Day of Instruction||Dec 8, 2023||Mar 8, 2024||May 31, 2024||Aug 16, 2024||Jul 17, 2024||Aug 16, 2024|
|Final Examination Week||Dec 9-15, 2023||Mar 9-15, 2024||Jun 1-7, 2024||Typically the last class day of class||Typically the last class day of class||Typically the last class day of class|
|Commencement||Seattle, Jun 8|
Bothell, Jun 9
Tacoma, Jun 7
|Quarter Breaks||Winter Break Dec 16, 2023-Jan 2, 2024||Spring Break Mar 16-24, 2024||Summer Break Jun 9-16, 2024||Autumn Break
Aug 17-Sep 24, 2024