Medical Students

Student Electives

UPMC Hamot offers a wide range of elective rotations. We provide medical students with clinically oriented experiences in a variety of patient care settings. While your elective rotations will have a community hospital focus, you will have the added perspective of UPMC Hamot’s tertiary referral service. To augment your rotations, you will be required to attend conferences, clinics and rounds which are pertinent to each elective.

While at UPMC Hamot, you will also have the opportunity to participate in daily teaching rounds and discussions with emergency medicine, orthopaedic, neurology and clinical pharmacy residents. In addition, you will have access to UPMC Hamot’s medical library.

Limited housing is available to out-of-town students.

Available rotations at UPMC Hamot include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine (PDF)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospitalists
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology (PDF)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Trauma Surgery

*Note that our available elective rotations may change based on our faculty availability and other commitments. Contact UPMC Hamot’s Medical Education Department to confirm current available rotations.

To set up an elective rotation at UPMC Hamot, complete the Rotation Request Form and email it to Marilyn Carner, carnerme@upmc.edu. Requests for scheduling must be received by UPMC Hamot's Medical Education office a minimum of eight weeks prior to the start of the rotation block.

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