Course Registration


Registration Process

  • All registration takes place in OASIS, and accounts are based on the student's Columbia UNI. Three times a year, lotteries will be held to set up initial enrollment. Students will make selections within OASIS, and the lottery will enroll students based on availability and each student's lottery number.
  • Students who do not have access to OASIS should submit a ticket using the "OPEN TICKET: Contact P&S Education" function in UserVoice.

Choosing Electives and Registering

  • Please review the OASIS catalog to determine which electives you want to take, and when you can take them.
  • Not all electives are offered during all months, so please read the descriptions carefully, including the "Notes" section for each course link.
  • We recommend students review the OASIS catalog thoroughly before each lottery opens.
  • If a course requires permission, it will be wait-listed in OASIS. To obtain permission, follow the instructions posted in the OASIS catalog description (See "Waiting List" field).

Self-Arranged Preceptorships

If you plan to arrange or have already arranged a preceptorship, please review the instructions in UserVoice.

Self-Arranged Research Electives

If you plan to arrange a research elective, please review the instructions in UserVoice.

All research electives require a 2-5 page summary at the end of the month in order to receive credit.

Away Electives

If you have arranged an away elective that is 4 weeks in length (3 weeks for Uni of California system), please review the instructions in UserVoice.

All away electives must be added by the 4 week deadline.

Global Health Electives

For more information on Global Health Opportunities, please visit our list of Global Health opportunities and the Global Health CourseWorks site.

Self-Arranged Global Health

  • All self-arranged international electives MUST be approved by the Offfice of Medical Education at least 6 weeks prior to departure or registration. Please review the Global Health CourseWorks site for instructions on how to add a self-arranged international elective. 

Scholarly Project and Interview/Vacation Months

To register for SP months, you must add yourself to the waitlists for the months that correspond with your proposal. If these months change for any reason, you must notify the SPP Coordinator by contacting Registration for the first month will occur after students have declared a track, submitted a mentor agreement, and submitted a proposal.

To register for Vacation/Interview months, you will need to add two different courses: VA91P and VA92P. Please register for these in sequential order, with VA91P corresponding to your first Interview/Vacation month, and VA92P corresponding to your second. Vacation can be found in the OME Department in OASIS.

Registration Timeline for Class of 2016

Opens Months Included
First Spring OASIS Lottery January 2015 March through June 2015
Summer/Fall OASIS Lottery April 2015 July through September 2015
Fall/Winter OASIS Lottery July 2015 October through December 2015
Second Spring OASIS Lottery (Pre-Graduation) October 2015 January through April 2016