Non-Clinical Electives

Students taking courses in the Foundations curriculum may pursue electives that will enhance their personal medical education. Special electives throughout the University that are relevant to medical education but do not involve direct patient care are offered by the School of Medicine. All UW non-clinical electives run on the regular quarterly academic calendar, which means they may not correspond exactly with other courses in the School of Medicine.

Find more information, including course listings, about non-clinical electives, click here.


  • Students must register through MyUW and pay tuition for these electives.
  • Students cannot take an elective that conflicts with required Foundation phase course hours.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Curriculum team.