All students are permitted to request a change in clerkship and clinical site assignment. Upon receipt of clerkship assignments, students dissatisfied for any reason are able to seek out a classmate to swap an entire clerkship stream. Both parties must indicate their willingness in writing to the assistant director in the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
A request to change a specific clinical site assignment must be made in writing to the appropriate clerkship administrator. Further, availability for students to swap specific clinical assignments with peers is determined by the clerkship administration and students should be aware that the requested change is not always an option.
A student can formally request an alternative assignment at any time prior to the start of the rotation as well as once the student has reported to a specific site. All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis, and are reviewed by the Vice Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs in consultation with the Clerkship Directors
The clerkship must be able to accommodate the student without impacting the quality of the educational experience for all students.