The NIH Clinical Center's Clinical Electives Program offers short term, 4- to 12-week clinically oriented rotations to both national and international, senior medical and dental students.
In addition to the clinically oriented elective rotations, unique mentored speciality/subspeciality clinical research rotations are also available for combined program students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD). Please see below for additional information.
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Clinical Electives Rotation Descriptions
3-Month Mentored Speciality/Subspeciality Clinical Research Rotations
Eligibility: Combined Program Students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD)
- Cancer Immunotherapy
- Genomic Medicine
- Health Services Research
- Inflammation and Inflammatory Diseases
- Medical Informatics
The following programs do not accept students in July: Critical Care Medicine, Medical Genetics, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Pediatric Oncology, Rheumatology and Surgical Thoracic & GI Oncology.
The following programs are restricted to students attending accredited institutions: Addiction Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Internal Medicine Consult Service, Medical Oncology, Pain and Palliative Care, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Thoracic & GI Oncology and Urologic Oncology.
The NIH Clinical Electives Program does not offer housing or travel subsidies.