St John Hospital Medical Education
Student Elective Application

My Electives Application

Thank you for your interest in Ascension St. John Hospital.

Please know the Coalition for Physician Accountability brings together the major organizations involved in medical education in the United States. When it speaks, it does so with significant authority. In the report are updated recommendations for the 2021-22 academic year:
Of importance to your inquiry is their second recommendation regarding away rotations: 
"Recommendation 2 - Medical Student Away Rotations
The Working Group recommends that for the 2021-2022 academic year, away rotations can resume , with the following guidelines:
 • Given the compressed timeline paired with an inadequate quantity of electives available for completion, medical schools are encouraged to limit approved away rotations in any specialty to one per learner per specialty (as previously recommended) except in cases where additional rotations are needed to complete graduation or accreditation requirements.
 • Learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements are exempted from this guidance.
 • These are general guidelines.  Every student should, as always, consider all risks and benefits of any away rotation in consultation with the medical school adviser.
Individuals meeting the exemption should limit the number of away rotations as much as possible. Students should consider geographically proximate programs, when appropriate, to meet learning needs.

Ascension St. John Hospital will begin accepting rotation applications June 1, 2021 for the upcoming academic year (July 2021 to June 2022). At that time you will be able to submit an application on this webpage. Rotations will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Applications will not be processed until August 1st. If you are requesting a rotation for July/August we will contact you approximately six (6) weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

Rotations are available to students from U.S. or affiliated universities. The only Caribbean Universities accepted are: AUC, SGU, and ROSS.

Applications for the current academic year will be accepted on an ongoing basis.


Due to the high volume of requests received, students will only be contacted if their request can be accommodated.