In addition to the basic M1 classes like anatomy, physiology, and histology, all first-year students take “selectives.” Selectives are extra courses that span a huge range of topics and are designed to help you foster your education beyond the fundamentals. Every student takes between 4 to 6 selectives. The selectives are organized into three categories: basic science, clinical, and humanities. You get to take one class from each category, plus one extra class from any category (1 basic science + 1 clinical + 1 humanities + 1 from any category = 4 selectives). From Queer Theory to Advanced Medical Spanish, every student can find a selective that challenges them to expand their horizons or continue to pursue their passions. Below, find out about some examples of the selectives that you can take as an M1. (Genevieve T., M1)