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elective

Referring to a procedure which is planned in advance, non-emergent and, in the UK, may be based on a waiting list.

elective

adjective Referring to that which is planned or undertaken by choice and without urgency, as in elective surgery, see there. noun Graduate education noun A short–±6 wk period of clinical contact undertaken by a 4th-yr medical student, during which he/she learns about a field related to a planned specialty. See Match, Rotation.

elective

A term usually used of treatment. Undertaken to achieve advantage for the patient, but not essential to life or health. Most cosmetic surgical operations can be considered elective.
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In 2018, the average number of electives taken by CMGs that matched to urology was 6.7 electives.
8 weeks in urology and use of remaining electives in diverse fields indirectly related to urology such as nephrology, reconstructive surgery, genitourinary medical oncology, etc.)?
Conclusion: Main professional targets of undergraduates who had done medical electives were found to be learning from advanced system and career selection and an overall significant number felt that their target achievement was up to or beyond their expectations
Keywords: Medical electives, Objectives, Level of achievement.
Required: six core courses, two electives. Each course concludes with a two-hour exam, administered at more than 3,000 exam centers around the country.
Qualifications: Eligible candidates have successfully completed five core classes and three electives in a classroom setting or on a self-study basis as well as the required exams.
Along with class offerings, it lists prerequisites, whether the class fulfills a mandatory or elective requirement, location, instructor and schedule.
These dimensions include the number of mandatory and elective procedures required, the range in number of repetitions required, the time frame within which the requirements must be met and whether simulations are allowed, among others.
In their second year, students wishing to learn more about the field can take a corporate communication elective.
During their second year, MBAs can take a corporate communication elective, which focuses on crisis communication, corporate identity and image, investor relations, advertising and other similar subjects.
Completed electives will be recorded in the Acquisition Training Application System (ACQTAS) for those civilian AT & L workforce members assigned to the DoD agencies.
The Contracting, Industrial and/or Contract Property Management, and Purchasing career fields have an elective requirement for all three levels of certification.