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Elective Rotations

To Non-McGaw Institution

  • All requests must be submitted no less than 120 days prior to the start date of the planned rotation. Please submit to Jadrianna Sobczak.
  • Any travel to an external site for greater than 31 days requires approval of the McGaw President.
  • Trainees on international elective rotations are required to obtain, at his/her own expense, an individual GeoBlue supplementary health insurance policy.
  • Trainees are responsible for tracking the State Dept. Travel Advisory Levels. Travel to any level 4 site will not be considered. Travel to level 3 sites will reviewed on a case by case basis and are discouraged. Rotation approval may be withdrawn at any time should a site’s advisory level increase at the discretion of McGaw. Trainees should strongly consider travel insurance as McGaw will not be able to reimburse costs should rotation approval be withdrawn.

Elective GME Rotation to Non-McGaw Institution form

Overseas Rotation Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release form- For international rotation requests, the waiver should be submitted with the elective GME rotation to Non-McGaw institution request form.

McGaw Increased Risk Travel Release Form - This travel release form is a supplement to the Overseas Rotation Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release form, both of which shall apply when a McGaw resident or fellow travels to a country currently under a U.S. Department of State travel warning and/or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel notice level 2 or 3 (case-by-case review but discouraged). Travel to any level 4 site will not be considered.

Template-Sample Program Letter of Agreement (PLA)

Safety Plan Example

Clinical Experience at Northwestern Medicine Non-Base Hospital Request

Please find all required forms and instructions for non-base site rotations within NM on NMI. All questions can be directed to Susan Heiniger.

Please add the rotation dates to the trainees block schedule in New Innovations.

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