elective

Home » Media Medicine » elective
elective2016-05-26T00:49:11+00:00

elective

GRADUATE EDUCATION

Definition noun A short–±6 week period of clinical contact undertaken by a medical student (usually in their 4th-year) in the USA, during which he/she learns about a field related to a planned specialty

Examples Emergency medicine, neurology, radiology and ICU for those planning orthopaedics

Reference Graduate education First Aid for the Match, Appleton & Lange, 1997

MEDSPEAK

Definition adjective Referring to that which is planned or undertaken by choice and without urgency, as in elective surgery 

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.