When setting up your electives, do you have to do them in hospitals that are affiliated with your school, or can you choose any hospital that agrees to have you?(example- if going to western U/comp would it be possible to set up rotations at UCSD / ucla/ loma lina linda etc... hospitals?). If so, what criteria would the hospitals use to choose if they should accept you (i.e class rank, COMLEX/USMLE score, etc...?) Also, for your electives, can you choose any subspecialty you want such as neuro, rad, ortho, opth etc... or does it have to be more of the primary care fields such as IM, peds, em... etc. The information is greatly appreciated.