Foundations 1 Electives

The list below documents electives that change from quarter to quarter. This is a partial listing; additional electives may be advertised on separate announcements or offered by other schools.

Supervised Study and Laboratory Project Course Offerings: Please see the Registrar's Course Catalog.

Sign up for Electives via your online study list on Registrar's SAA Portal.

*Review MD Competencies referenced in elective listings: 

  • Patient Care (PC)
  • Medical Knowledge (MK)
  • Practice-Based Learning & Improvement (PBLI)
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills (ICS)
  • Professionalism (Prof)
  • Systems-Based Practice (SBP)

Pathways to Inquiry referenced in elective listings: 

  • Clinical & Translational Research (CTR): Clinical and translational research that improves health and relieves suffering. Broad range of research areas linking laboratory discoveries to medical advances that improve health for individuals and populations.
  • Global Health (GH): Decreasing the health inequities and disparities in populations throughout the world.
  • Health and Society (H&S): Advance health by engaging society, such as health disparities, policy, social and behavioral science, leadership and advocacy, community engagement.
  • Health Professions Education (HPE): Develop innovators, scholars, and leaders in the field of health professions education.
  • Molecular Medicine (MMP): Clinical practice combined with disease-oriented laboratory research in areas such as immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, human genetics.

Inter-Professional Level of Learning2 referenced in elective listings: Adapted by Dr. Susan Hyde from Reeves S, Lewin S, Espin S, Zwarenstein M (2010) Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care. Blackwell-Wiley, London.

  • Interprofessional Education (I): Members (or students) of two or more health and/or social care professions engage in learning with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the delivery of care.
  • Multiprofessional Education (M): Members (or students) of two or more professions learn alongside one another; in other words, parallel rather than interactive learning.
  • Uniprofessional Education (U): Education that is undertaken by individuals within the same profession.

Spring 2018 (Late Summer/Fall 2018 elective information will be available in July)

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B
Course title: Introduction to Primary Care
Faculty: Margo Vener
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Wednesdays, 12-1pm,Room S-159 (Specific dates, 6/13)
Starting date: 4/25
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Frances Harrison, Rachel Tenney, Mary Turocy
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: IDS 170.02
Course title: Patient as Teacher: A Skills-based Approach to Dementia
Faculty: Cindy Barton, Robin Ketelle, Josette Rivera
# of units: 3.0 upon completion of 3 quarters
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged by faculty
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, SBP
Pathway: HPE, H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.01E
Course title: Applied Information Science for Healthcare Professionals
Faculty: Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
# of units: 1.0
Dates: June 11
Time & Room Location: Mondays (*Tuesdays), 5-7pm, N-417&N-423
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address):  Gavin Sowa  & Scott Myers
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI, SBP
Pathway: CTR & MMP
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Medicine 170.10
Course title: Basic Science Journal Club
Faculty: Mark Anderson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 12-1pm on Mondays, Room TBD
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): TBD
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PC
Pathway: CTR & MMP
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.03
Course title: An Interactive Intro to Health Technology and Innovation
Faculty: Aenor Sawyer
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1pm, Room S-163
Student Coordinators: Ryan Halvorson, Paola Perez Rivera, Billy Zeng, & Daniel Beckerman
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.04
Course title: Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty: Nicole Schroeder
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Location is ZSFG, Day & time as arranged.
Student Coordinators: Daniella Cordero & Jordan Holler
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course number: Surgery 160.02
Course Title: Beginner Surgical Skills for Medical Students
Faculty: Matthew Lin
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of elective: Schedule as arranged; Mt. Zion Surgical Skills Center
Student names and contact information: Vivian Zhou & Eric Smith
Competencies: MK, PC, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course number: Surgery 160.08
Course Title: Organ Transplant Experience
Faculty: Garrett Roll
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of elective: As arranged
Student names and contact information: Sonia Scaria & Jordan Holler
Competencies: MK, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U