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Electives 

Electives are an important part of medical training. The electives provide the students with an opportunity to explore clinical courses of particular interest to them in greater depth.

Though students have choice of pursuing Home Electives or Away from Home Electives, they should prefer for the latter, as it will expose them to new clinical setup, varied clinical cases in a new environment.

Students are encouraged to select electives in clinical department/s of their own choice for a period of not less than four weeks during the summer break after Semester VIII. Completion of at least 4 weeks of electives is mandatory to be eligible for the award of MBBS Degree Certificate.

 

The Home Electives are arranged by the Office of the Dean-RAKCOMS in coordination with the Training and Development Center [MOHAP].

 

Period and Duration for Home Electives

  • Winter break : in Semester VII [Dec/Jan] 2/3 weeks
  • Summer break : after Semester VIII [Jul/Aug] 2/4 weeks
  • Spring break : NOT available

 

Away from Home Electives [Student’s Choice]

Students are encouraged to apply and pursue Away from Home Electives at any government recognized hospital/health care facility of their choice. Students may approach the Office of the Dean-RAKCOMS for availing a bonafide electives letter, if necessary.

 

Period and Duration for Away from Home Electives [Student’s Choice]

  • Winter break : in Semester VII [Dec/Jan] 2/3 weeks
  • Summer break : after Semester VIII [Jul/Aug] 2/4 weeks
  • Spring break : NOT available

 

Away from Home Electives [facilitated by University Offices]

The following Away from Home Electives opportunities are available for MBBS students

S.No, Name of Hospital/Institute Place University Liaison Offices Eligibility
1 St. John’s Medical College and Hospital Bengaluru, India Office of the Chief Academic Officer Eligible: MBBS Year III & IV

Not eligible: MBBS Year V

2 Armed Forces College of Medicine Egypt Office of the Dean-RAKCOMS
3 Azerbaijan Medical University Azerbaijan Office of the Dean-RAKCOMS

 

Period and Duration for Away from Home Electives [facilitated by University Offices] 

  • Winter break : NOT available
  • Summer break : after Semester VI [Jul/Aug] 2/4 weeks
  • Spring break : NOT available

 

General requirements to pursue Electives

  • Student should have good standing
  • Student should have cleared all University fee dues, if any
  • Student should have applied through the official electronic form sent by the Office of the Chief Academic Officer/Office of the Dean-RAKCOMS [wherever applicable]
  • Student should have applied within the stipulated time
  • Student should have submitted valid copy of prescribed documents, recent digital photo and payment etc within the stipulated time
  • Approval from the respective hospital/Institute
  • Students of final year MBBS are NOT eligible for applying