Elective Options

We currently offer electives for medical students at GCCM in multiple capacities:

1. Tulane students can take an 8 class culinary medicine elective in their first or second years.

2. Tulane third and fourth year students, as well as visiting students, can do an elective in the kitchen learning culinary medicine basics and helping to run classes for the community and first years. This rotation also includes curriculum development. You can see a description of the rotation here. Please note that we require a minimum of a 4-week commitment in order to complete this rotation. No exceptions will be made. Rotations are offered year-round. Housing is not provided for away students.

Away students- to complete an application for a rotation, please use VSAS; we are listed under course MED4412.

Tulane Students- to register, please contact Allys Dierker and email Chef Leah at lsarris@tulane.edu.

3. For Tulane 4th years, we offer a month-long away rotation at our partner culinary school, Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI, where you will participate in hands-on culinary and culinary nutrition classes as well as academics related to Medical Nutrition Therapy. These are offered 3 months during the year and limited to 4 students. Preference is given to those that have completed the Culinary Medicine elective here at Tulane, either during your first or fourth year. This is generally offered in October, January and April. Please email Chef Leah to sign up.

For more information and to sign up, please email Chef Leah at lsarris@tulane.edu.