Choosing Clerkship Electives

Elective Rotations

  • May utilize rotations of your choice
  • May do an elective with ANY board certified or board eligible D.O. or M.D.
  • Rotations are 4 weeks in length (No split rotations)

Things to Keep in a Folder for Away Rotations:

How to Find an “Away” Elective

Applying for an “away” elective

  • How Do I Apply for Rotations?- you may find this document posted to your TCOM Clinical Education Canvas page.

Clerkship Forms, Certificate of Coverage and Evaluation Forms are available on this website under Forms and our office.

Generic letter of good standing includes:

  • BLS/ACLS Certified
  • Statement of good standing
  • Statement that an evaluation is required
  • Liability limits and provider
  • Statement that core rotations are completed
  • HIPAA statement
  • OSHA statement (blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis workshop)
  • Statement concerning the background checks
  • Anticipated date of graduation

Other documents that you may need, but must be provided from other departments include letters of recommendation (Student Affairs), transcripts (Registrar), and immunization records (Student Health).


It is imperative that you follow the deadlines published. Be sure you build in time to get things from other offices. You may have to wait for official transcripts, immunization records, or letters of recommendation.


If you decide to cancel a requested rotation, we must receive notification (preferably via email to no less than one month prior to the start of the requested period.