Fourth-Year Electives

Family Medicine Electives

Boston University students interested in any of the following Family Medicine elective or subinternship offerings should contact the Manager of Student Relations for more information and/or to inquire about availability.

Interested in Family Medicine as a career? To request a Family Medicine Field Specific Advisor Please fill out this form!

Information for Non-BU Students: All elective slots are held for BU students until the first week of May. On this date, we will begin to accept applications from outside students. They will be reviewed in the order that they are received. If you are interested in applying for an elective at Boston University Medical Center please email BUMC Elective Application along with your CV and personal statement to on or after May 1st.


The Office of Minority Physician Recruitment at Boston Medical Center affiliate teaching hospital of Boston University School of Medicine is now accepting applications for their Subsidized Visiting Elective Program (SVEP). Application Deadline April 26th 2019

The Subsidized Visiting Elective Program allows qualified 4th-year under-represented minority medical students that are considering applying to one of Boston University Medical Center’s residency programs the opportunity to get hands-on experience and exposure to our clinical services and diverse patient population during a month-long elective.

What are the Benefits?

  • Accepted students will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for travel, housing, and VSLO/VSAS application fee.
  • Receive clinical education at Boston’s  busiest level 1 trauma center and largest safety net hospital which serves the city’s most diverse patients.
  • Networking opportunities with URM faculty, residents, and fellows.
  • Opportunity to explore the city of Boston.

Who is Eligible to apply?

  • Currently enrolled full-time 3rd year medical students applying to senior electives.
  • Good academic standing at a LCME accredited institution.
  • Individuals belonging to a group considered under-represented in medicine (Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • US Citizens or permanent resident

If you have questions or need more information regarding the Subsidized Visiting Elective Program contact Justin McCummings, Program Manager – or 617-414-7136.