Program in Liberal Medical Education

Pre-Clerkship Electives

Students may pursue electives in clinical medicine at Brown or at other universities, in our member hospitals, in associated community institutions, or in approved, off-site preceptorships.

Pre-Clerkship Electives

Pre-clerkship medical electives are not the clinical electives you will need to take as part of your medical school curriculum. These electives can be taken by first- and second-year medical students, and some courses are also offered to PLME and EIP students. The workload is usually minimal given that medical students who take part already have a full basic science load, but it is an opportunity to learn something that is clinically related.

Pre-Clerkship Electives

Undergraduate PLMEs do take pre-clerkship medical electives and really enjoy the experience.  

Please note, pre-clerkship electives do not count towards a PLME's 30 courses needed to graduate from Brown. They are considered extracurricular.