Elective occurs in block 5 of the TUSM academic calendar, this generally runs from late August to late September, it is 4 weeks long.
Our schedule for the 2023 elective is:
8/28 First day/Orientation
8/29 - 9/4 Emergency Department Time
9/5 Prep day
9/6 Drive to Baxter
9/7 - 9/11 Hiking in Baxter State Park
9/11 Complete hike sleep at Abol Bridge
9/12 Drive to Greenville sleep at motel
9/13 - 9/17 West Branch of Penobscot River
9/17 Complete river return to Portland
9/18 AM cleanup and resume ED shifts
9/19 - 9/22 ED shifts
9/22 Last day of elective
Our wilderness elective takes place in TUSM block 5. Blocks are 4 weeks long and block 5 occurs during September.
Future year dates are not published until TUSM publishes the academic calendar about a year in advance.
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