Students choose to do away rotations as a way to learn more about a particular program or specialty. Most programs do not require fourth year off-campus rotations, however, some specialties expect medical students to participate in away rotations prior to applying for residency. These specialties include Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, PMR, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Radiology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Pritzker students can participate in up to three away rotations; however maximum credit received will be for two away-rotations (third would be no credit, but appear on transcript.) Away rotations should not be taken lightly. Prior to applying for away rotations, students should discuss their options with their career advisor.
Refer to the Away Rotations section of the current Residency Process Book for additional guidance on whether or not to do away rotations.
If you have any questions or concerns about Away Rotations please contact Dr. Woodruff or your Career Advisor