Students may register and take elective courses during years one and two. They may begin taking electives courses as early as the spring quarter of their first year through spring quarter of their second year. The most current offerings may be viewed on the Midwestern University intranet, but vary from year to year. All preclinical elective courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Failure of elective courses carry the same weight as failures in core curriculum courses such as Anatomical Sciences, Biochemistry, etc. Courses may include:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Advanced Gross Anatomy
  • AZCOM Basic Cranial Course
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Essential Procedures in Surgery 
  • Humanity in Medicine 
  • Improving Patient Safety - Interprofessional 
  • Leadership in Healthcare Teams - Interprofessional 
  • Medical Hypnosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Skills Development  
  • Pediatrics
  • Reproductive Healthcare: Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Issues
  • Research - Multiple Disciplines
  • Safe Opioid Practices  - Interprofessional 
  • Table Trainers in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Teaching in the Anatomical Sciences
  • Point of Care Ultrasound