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 recommendations for medical students in the Class of 2021.

The recommendations address 3 key areas:

  1. medical student away rotations,
  2. in-person interviews, and
  3. the ERAS timeline

Of importance to your inquiry is their first recommendation regarding away rotations:

"Recommendation 1 - Medical Student Away Rotations:
The Working Group recommends that for the 2020-2021 academic year, away rotations be discouraged, except under the following circumstances:


  • Learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system
  • Learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements.

Individuals meeting the exceptions should limit the number of away rotations as much as possible. Students should consider geographically proximate programs, when appropriate, to meet learning needs."

If you fit one of the two exception criteria above, please click the link below to apply, and enter into the "Notes" section which criteria you meet. This does not guarantee acceptance for a rotation at Ascension St. John Hospital; however, our leadership will decide on a case by case basis if we are able to accommodate your rotation request.

Asension St. John Hospital will begin accepting rotation applications June 1, 2020 for the upcoming academic year (July 2020 to June 2021). 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.