Special Elective Registration


Special Elective Registration

Students interested in taking a special elective MUST submit a ​Special Elective Form​ that has been signed by an Einstein faculty member to the Office of the Registrar. ISP, research, reading electives and/or other scholarly/clinical activities, require approval as well as manual registration by Registrar personnel. All Special Electives must be four weeks in duration and can be split to fill in dates around external electives. Special Electives less than four weeks must be approved by the Deans for Students.

Please submit:

  • Special Elective Form​
  • An abstract of 100-200 words describing the project you will be working on, how you plan on using your time, the frequency with which you will be meeting/observed by your faculty preceptor, and list three learning objectives
  • Einstein Faculty signature of approval
  • Please note, students completing a reading elective must submit a summary of the project related to the topic and must be reviewed by the Faculty Mentor. A final summarization of the project will be uploaded to a designed area on ​Canvas​.
  • In Canvas, go to Courses and select ​“Reading Elective”​
  • To upload a file, please go to ​"Assignments"​ (see left hand options)
  • Go into the "Assignment" called ​"Reading Electives 2019-2020"​
  • To upload the file, click on ​Submit Assignment​
  • If you need assistance uploading your summary, please contact the Office of Educational Informatics, ​oei@einsteinmed.org​.

You will need to ensure that the ​Reading and Research Electives Evaluation Form​ is returned to the Office of the Registrar no more than 4 weeks from the completion of reading and research electives. An evaluation is not required for ISP and Research Fellowship electives. ​ ​Students automatically receive a grade of Credit (CR) fo​r​ ISP electives and Research Fellowship electives.


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