Elective Guidelines and Information- Visiting Students
We invite medical students to join us at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region for an academically challenging elective clerkship. We believe you will be impressed by our progressive medical community and its innovative facilities. For more information about the U.P. Region and the Rural Physician Program, please take a few minutes to explore the rest of our website.
List of available electives for Visiting Students
Rural Clerkships also available - More Info
- Clinical elective clerkships for credit are offered in the traditional four-week format. The beginning and ending dates follow the MSU academic schedule, but are somewhat negotiable.
- There are no additional fees or tuition charges for visiting students.
- Housing, travel costs and local transportation are the student's responsibility. Students will be provided a list of available housing. U.P. Region students have accommodated visiting students in the past. If you are interested in rooming with a U.P. Region student, please let us know.
- Free parking is provided by the hospital.
- Student evaluation is an on-going process, with a cumulative written evaluation completed at the end of the clerkship by the physician(s) with whom the student worked. Students should forward a blank copy of their school's evaluation form to our office and we will distribute it to the appropriate preceptors at the end of the elective.
- Working shifts vary tremendously across clerkships and preceptors, but it is expected students will work 40 hours per week.
- Students are required to wear hospital identification badges and short, white lab coats. Hospital identification badges will be issued at the start of the clerkship.
- All visiting students are required to attend a brief orientation the first morning of their clerkship. We will make arrangements with you for this orientation.
- Any schedule changes must be requested 30 days prior to the beginning of the clerkship.
- Complete the elective request form. (PDF - Adobe Reader required.)
- Mail or e-mail the completed application and an explanation of your interest in doing an elective at our campus to:
Patti Copley, R.N., Community Administrator
418 West Magnetic Street
Marquette, MI 49855
UP campus educational programs are conducted at Marquette General Hospital and the Peninsula Medical Center. Marquette General Hospital, a federally designated Regional Referral Center, is a vital part of Marquette General Health System (MGHS), Upper Michigan's largest healthcare services provider.
As a 315-bed specialty care hospital, Marquette General receives patients from throughout Upper Michigan, and provides care in 57 specialties and subspecialties. Our 200-plus doctors work as a team with 2,900 support staff in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients each year.
MGHS is just a stone's throw from Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water in the world. After a full day of training with our enthusiastic and dedicated physicians, you can enjoy the opportunities our environment offers in a community recently named one of ten All-American Cities.
The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program & Geriatrics Fellowship is a rural, community based, unopposed, university affiliated training program. We have 18 residents (six per year) and are approved to take allopathic and osteopathic graduates.
For Further Information Contact:
Susan Tincknell, Residency Coordinator
1414 West Fair Avenue, Suite 36
Marquette, MI 49855