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Electives/Selectives - Introductory Information
The Advanced Clinical Elective (ACE)
• You may complete more than one Elective designated as an ACE.
Each ACE is a clinical experience with primary emphasis placed on enhanced involvement with medical or surgical patients. Each student will work up and manage, together with the residents and attending physicians, the medical or surgical care of selected patients. The ACE may also entail supervised follow-up of discharged patients.
The goal of the ACE is enhancement of the student’s training in clinical medicine by undertaking an important supportive role in the medical management of patients under appropriate physician supervision and guidance. Students will be placed on the same call schedule as an intern and will participate with the upper level resident on assignment. For example, the student will have, if possible, the same night call, weekend call and weekend rounds as the intern.