Blue Book Electives
Each semester, the McGovern Center sponsors a number of blue book electives (also called extracurricular electives), optional short courses designed to enrich and enhance the medical student’s core curriculum experience. While blue books are open primarily to McGovern Medical School students, some of the McGovern Center’s electives are made available to students of other schools, including UTHealth’s Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health, and Baylor College of Medicine.
- Art of Observation
- Arts and Resilience
- Culture Conversations
- Deconstructing Dementia
- Health Professionals Against Interpersonal Violence
- History of Medicine
- Hot Topics in Ethics
- Humanities in Film
- Sacred Sites of Houston
- Suffering: Pathographies of Mental Illness
- The Healer’s Art
- Gun Violence and Physicians
- Introduction to Medical Humanities
- Medical Spanish
- Popular Modalities of Complementary Medicine
Questions about the McGovern Center’s blue book electives may be sent to Angela Polczynski, MBA.
Please contact the Office of Educational Programs for questions about blue books, including the process for proposing or renewing an elective. This office also maintains an online system containing all available electives for each academic year.