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Best Electives in the US

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Best Electives in the US | A list of Electives and US Clinical Experience for IMGs!


How do you get clinical electives in the US ?
Can IMGS do electives?

Electives in the USA without STEP 1?

How much do electives cost?!

I have been asked these questions every day by so many international medical graduates 🎓 looking to do US 🇺🇸 clinical experience before applying to the MATCH®. For this reason, we made the #Elective_list 📋 to provide IMGs 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ with an updated list 📋 of top-notch institutions 🏥 where they can do electives and all the requirements for each institution including STEP1, STEP 2 CK, visa, fees 💵, insurance, links 🔗, changes during COVID 🦠, etc.

One requirement for all electives is to be a student at the time of doing the elective (you should do the elective before graduation 🎓). Another thing to keep in mind is that processing time ⏳ for electives can take months 📆 in some institutions. Therefore, start looking 👀 at the list and make your plan and schedule so you can complete your elective on time before you finish your medical school.

What are electives in the US?

Electives are hands-on clinical experience in a US hospital 🏥 where you get to do the tasks/responsibilities that a US 🇺🇸 medical student does in their final year of medical school.

What are the requirements for doing an elective in the US?

Generally, STEP 1, being a medical student at the time ⏳ of the elective, being in final years of medical school, fees 💴, health insurance, malpractice insurance, and immunization forms. However, the requirements vary by institution, and these are summarized below for each institution.

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How do I get electives in the US as an IMG? How do I find electives in the US?

Mainly by checking 🔍 the websites of the different institutions that offer electives. This blog has a detailed list 📋 of the main institutions that offer electives and their requirements.

If you would like to explore elective programs that have affiliations with certain international medical schools, check our other blog here.

Can I do electives after I graduate?

No❌. You must be a medical student at the time of doing your elective.

Can I do electives without STEP 1?

Although the majority of institutions require STEP 1 for electives, some institutions might not ask for it. You can check 🔍 the requirements for each institution below.

Which Electives Do NOT require VSLO?

Can IMGs do electives?

Yes ✅, IMGs can do electives. However, not all institutions accept IMGs. The list 📋 below includes this information.

How much do you pay for electives? Are electives free?

There is a fee 💴 for most electives. The application fee is just to apply and you lose it even if you are not accepted for the elective. The elective fee must be paid after you are accepted. The different fees for different institutions are summarized in the list 📋 below.

What is the duration of electives in the USA?

Generally, 4 weeks ⏳.

Are electives important for matching in the US?

Yes ✅. Electives are a great way to get hands-on clinical experience, learn about the US 🇺🇸 healthcare system, and show your clinical experience which can help you get letters of recommendation (LORs) ✉️.

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Which is better, electives or observerships?

Electives ✅, as you get hands-on clinical experience during electives while in observerships, you are mainly shadowing someone without doing much 🤷‍♂️.

When can you apply for electives in the US?

Each institution has a different timeline for applying for electives. For the details regarding when to apply, check the list 📋 below.

What is the VSLO®(Visiting Student Learning Opportunities)?

VSLO – think of it as your passport to clinical rotations at different institutions in the U.S. It’s this super handy online program that lets you find and apply for awesome clinical and research opportunities across the U.S.

In more detail, the VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities) is an online platform by the Association of American Medical Colleges that connects medical students to diverse clinical and research opportunities across different healthcare systems. This could be a short-term elective, a longer-term research project, or a public health opportunity.

The centralized system streamlines the application process. This allows you to easily apply to multiple institutions without juggling a bunch of different application procedures and deadlines. However, keep in mind that there might still be institution-specific requirements to be mindful of.

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Which Electives Do NOT require VSLO?

Check out the list of electives/away rotations that accept non-VSLO accredited applicants HERE.

Are virtual electives/ telerotations helpful?

Telerotations 💻 are not as helpful as in-person US clinical experience since you won’t be able to demonstrate your clinical skills and ability to understand the team dynamics on virtual platforms. It is also challenging to get a valuable letter of recommendation ✉️ through virtual rotations. Remember that there is a difference between a clinical rotation and a lecture. Virtual rotations are more like school lectures which are totally different from real-life interactions in a hospital.

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This list was updated in May 2024.
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Currently, international visiting students are not eligible to apply.

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1. Massachusetts General Hospital

Does NOT accept international students.

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2. University of California (San Francisco)

Students accepted: final year medical students attending either LCME or COCA accredited schools, or schools with a formal affiliation with JHUSOM. Research experiences are offered on a space available basis to U.S. and internationally trained medical students.

Offer virtual electives, students registered for virtual electives are not permitted to enter School of Medicine research or clinical facilities.

Application: through VISMED Application portal.

Requirements:

  • Immunizations: AAMC standardized immunization form.
  • Health insurance : has to meet the minimum requirements established by the JHUSOM, travel insurance that meets the J-1 exchange visitor health insurance requirements is an acceptable alternative or enroll in the JHUSOM student health program.
  • Visa: B-1/B-2 visa (will be provided with the necessary documentation to support their application).

Fees: registration $500 for each elective + $5000 for visiting students from non-LCME accredited schools + health insurance $330 per month (if applicable)

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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3. Johns Hopkins University

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Students accepted: only students with prior Contract/Affiliation Agreement with the medical school. If this document is not in place, the school can request an affiliation agreement be created.

Requirements: have to be submitted by the school to the organization.

  • Clinical Student Checklist.
  • Clinical Student POI Form.
  • PHS Confidentiality Agreement.
  • A copy of a valid and acceptable Government Issued photo ID.

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4. Brigham and Women's Hospital

Students accepted: visiting medical students and international students are accepted. Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, only accepts international medical students from institutions that are licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.

Application: Only through VSLO (VSAS)

Conditions:

  • Have passed USMLE Step 1, COMLEX Level 1, or NBDE; international applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1
  • Be in the final year of medical school.
  • Be in good academic standing at their medical school.
  • Have received the required immunizations.

Additional conditions for international students

  • Health insurance coverage in the amount of a minimum of $50,000 USD
  • If home medical school is not in English, demonstrate fluency in English with a successful TOEFL within the last two years (minimum score 104)
  • Have completed approximately 48 weeks of patient care clinical experiences — 6-8 weeks each of medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery, and approximately 20 weeks of electives.

Requirements in VSLO:

  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX
  • Letter(s) of recommendation: in general, one for domestic candidates and two letters of recommendation for global candidates, can vary by elective.
  • Immunization: to be submitted post acceptance.
  • Malpractice and liability insurance provided.
  • Visa: NO available information

Fees: $350 USD

Specialties: most specialties accepted.

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5. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Students accepted: visiting medical students enrolled at US or Puerto Rico LCME accredited or COCA accredited Osteopathic institutions. Currently NOT accepting students enrolled at international institutions with whom they do not have approved agreements.

Application: Only accept through VSLO (VSAS)

Requirements:

  • Complete visiting student application
  • Proof of professional liability coverage (amount stipulated in the approved affiliation agreement)
  • Official transcript from homeschool, indicating successful completion of all required clinical core clerkships in Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecolo y, Pediatrics, and Surgery at the time of application.
  • CV
  • Personal statement (including educational goals the student hopes to pursue at Duke, preferred subject of study, desired dates)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Passing USMLE Step 1
  • A letter of fluency in English from the home institution.
  • Proof of Universal Precautions (OSHA) training

For details: Click Here 

6. Duke University Hospital

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Live Sessions

The purpose of this course is to give you the skills necessary to conduct
systematic reviews and publish research articles.

Students accepted: only the pathology and pediatrics department accept international medical students and pathology, pediatrics and urology accepts Non-LCME/US Citizens attending International Medical School.

Application: through VSLO.

Requirements:

  • CV
  • Essential functions form
  • Immunization record
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photo
  • USMLE STEP 1 score.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Have successfully passed the equivalent of a third-year medical school surgery rotation
  • Must have already had a successful rotation at an American medical school with a letter of recommendation from that institution.

Visa: B-1 visa sponsored by UT Southwestern

Fee: $150 USD. Only one application fee is required.

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7. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Students accepted: visiting medical students who are in their final year and attending a U.S. medical school accredited by LCME or a COCA Accredited Medical School. International students only from partner institutions with active exchange agreements. (visit Global REACH website to determine eligibility)

Application: only through VSLO (VSAS)

Conditions:

  • Be in final year of medical studies
  • Be in good academic and professional standing
  • Have completed 48 weeks of required rotations in the same medical school
    where they completed their basic science (M1 and M2) training
  • Meet requirements and prerequisites of the requested elective

Requirements:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization
  • Photo

Fee: $125.00 USD

For details: Click Here

8. University of Michigan Health System

Students accepted: final year medical students from Ben Gurion University, LCME-accredited school in the US/Canada, Osteopathic school, Sackler School of Medicine New York Program. International students approved in the International Exchange Affiliation agreement.

Application: VSLO. Schools who do not have access to VSLO can email Jesse Igbokwe
( ji2330@cumc.columbia.edu )

STEP1: NO available information

STEP2: NO available information

Conditions:

  • Completed at least 4-6 core clerkships in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and 2 other specialties (including the elective specialty in which they are applying)

Requirements:

  • English test required: NO available information
  • Health insurance: NO available information
  • Visa: B-1, WB
  • Immunization: Immunization form
  • CV, Official Transcript, Photo

Fees: $50 application fee + $150 per elective + SHS COVID-19 fee $68.

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9. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus): (Colombia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons)

Students accepted: only students from institutions in the VSLO network (domestic and global).

Application: Only through VSLO (VSAS).

Conditions:

  • Must have successfully completed all core clerkships (IM, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and either Family Medicine or Neurology)
  • Good academic standing and approved by the home institution to participate in away rotations.
  • English language proficiency (medical school where English is the primary language or TOEFL minimum score 100)

Requirements:

  • CV
  • Medical school transcript
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form, plus TB skin or blood test (no more than 12 months old),Hepatitis B surface antibody test, COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Photograph
  • Certain departments may require additional materials (USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA Level 1 scores, a letter of interest, or a letter of recommendation).

Fees: $100 application fee

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10. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium

U.S. Clinical Experience

Our multi-specialty rotations ranging from hands-on to observerships
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Students accepted: clinical and research experiences are restricted to students from the international medical schools that have affiliation agreements with the School of Medicine.

At this time the Center for Global Health is not establishing new exchange agreements.

Conditions:

  • Be in good academic and professional standing
  • Passing grade for core clerkships: Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Psychiatry
  • Where English is not language of instruction, provide evidence of proficiency in either of the following ways:
    ■ TOEFL iBT, taken within the last 2 years, minimum score 100 (Reading 25, Listening 25, Speaking 25 (26 is preferred), Writing 25).
    ■ Documented passing score on the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam.

Visa: B1

Once Part 1 of the application (above requirements) is received, CGH will send you Part 2 of the application.

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11. University of Pennsylvania Health System

Students accepted:

  • Visiting students from a school that has an affiliation agreement with Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Institutions have to sign on to the AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Agreement.
  • International students from affiliated VSLO medical schools, during January through April. School officials from prospective affiliates should direct inquiries to visitingmed@vanderbilt.edu.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions:

  • Be in final year of medical school
  • Have either BLS or ACLS training that has not expired.
  • STEP 1 or COMLEX score

Requirements:

  • Complete Student Information section (including DOB)
  • CV
  • Transcript
  • Some electives, require a letter of interest or a letter of recommendation.
  • Home Institution provides proof of scrub training
  • USMLE Step 1 Score Report or COMLEX
  • Recent criminal background check within last 12 months (post-acceptance)
  • AAMC Immunization Form and Vanderbilt Required Additional Immunization Addendum (post-acceptance)

Fee: $180 USD processing fee

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12. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Students accepted:

  • Students in their final year from LCME-accredited schools or AOA-accredited Osteopathic medical schools in the US or Puerto Rico.
  • International students : Selected students from the Global Partner institutions (list Here)

Application through: VSLO (VSAS).

Conditions:

  • Must receive prior approval from their school’s academic office.
  • Must be in good standing at their medical school.
  • Must be in the last year of medical school and have completed at least one year of in-hospital clinical training and have completed all core clerkships in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Surgery.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must rotate before graduating from medical school.
  • Certain specialty electives may have prerequisites.

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Passport-size photo
  • Dean’s certification
  • Official transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation (some departments have specific requirements
  • CV
  • Universal Precautions training
  • HIPAA training
  • English language proficiency: fluent English speakers at your institution verify your English language skills or submit TOEFL/IELTS results from the past two years. Minimum TOEFL score: listening 20, reading 20, writing 20, speaking 40. Minimum IELTS score: listening 6.5, reading 6.5, writing 6, speaking 7.
  • Northwestern immunization form
  • Many electives also require a personal statement.

Visa: B-1 visa or an ESTA visa waiver

Fee: Application fees and tuition are waived for students from Global Partner Institutions.

For details: Click Here

13. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University: (Feinberg School of Medicine)

No international students.

For details: Click Here

14. NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Students accepted:

  • 4th year students from accredited US medical or osteopathic institutions.
  • International VSLO elective program open to pre-selected students from schools with established reciprocal exchange agreements.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions:

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have completed their core clerkships.

Requirements:

  • AAMC Standard Immunization Form
  • CV
  • Transcripts 
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Proof of Personal Health Insurance
  • HIPAA Privacy & Information Security Training .
  • UCLA MITS Confidentiality Survey
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMPLEX-USA Report
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information
  • OSHA Certification
  • Valid ACLS or BLS
  • Mask Fit Test

For details: Click Here

15. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center

Students accepted:

  • MD and DO students from AAMC Member Medical schools in the US and Puerto Rico.
  •  International students can apply directly to Emory University School of Medicine using International Visiting Student Application.

Application through: directly to Emory University School using the visiting student application (available in the web page)

Conditions:

  • Being in the final year of medical school
  • Being in good standing

Accept IMGS: Yes

Requirements:

  • Completed international visiting student application form
  • Official school transcript
  • Letter from your Registrar or Dean stating that you are in good standing, in final year and have completed the required core clerkships.
  • AAMC Immunization Form
  • Health insurance: Personal health coverage + medical liability and/or malpractice insurance covered by your home school (minimum of $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate liability)
  • Color Copy of the main pages of your passport and B-1 Visa
  • 2 passport size/quality photographs
  • International criminal background check
  • Proof of passing Step1
  • If from a non-English speaking country, TOEFL iBT test results

Fees: $500 application fee + $3,600 additional registration fee (if accepted)

Specialties accepted: anesthesiology, family and preventive medicine, medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ENT, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, surgery.

For details: Click Here

16. Emory University School of Medicine

Students accepted:

  • Accepting qualified International Medical Schools, only scheduled during a specified time each quarter (available in the web page)

Application through: International Visiting Student Application (available in the web page)

Conditions: Be in their final year of medical school

Requirements:

  • Official Transcript
  • Letter of Good Standing
  • Letter of Recommendation (at least 1 required, only 2 accepted)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Biographical Passport Page
  • TOEFL IBT Score (minimum score is 22-30 in each category)
  • Copy of health insurance (post acceptance)
  • Copy of visa (post acceptance)
  • Health clearance (post acceptance)
  • Infection control course and HIPAA training (post acceptance)
  • Optional application documents
    ○ Personal Statement
    ○ USMLE Step 1

Fees: application fee of $500 + $3150 tuition fee.

Specialties accepted: most specialties

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17. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai Hospital)

Currently, international visiting students are not eligible to apply.

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18. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Students accepted:

  • Domestic visiting students from accredited schools by the LCME or AOA.
  • International medical students in their final year of medical school.

Application through: application portal directly in their web page.

Conditions:

  • Being in the final year of medical school.
  • Being enrolled in a medical school that is part of a university.

Requirements:

  • Official Letter of Support (stating being in good standing, final year of medical school, and have satisfactorily completed core clinical clerkships)
  • Signed International Visiting Student Program Dean’s Statement Form.
  • Official Transcript
  • CV
  • Criminal Background Check
  • English test required: TOEFL (at least 100 score) or IELTS (at least 7) or OET (score at least 350 or B) ot official letter from the Dean confirming English language proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation: At least two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Other post acceptance documents are required and will be emailed to accepted
    participants.

Optional application documents

  • Personal Statement of Intent
  • USMLE Step1
  • IFOM BSE

Fees: $300 application fee + $125 document fee + tuition ($3,100 USD for a 2 week and $6,200 USD for 4 week elective)

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19. Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University

Students accepted:

  • US and International students from a home institution part of VSLO network. International students are only considered from January through June of each year.

Application through: VSLO (minimum of 6 weeks prior to the start of the elective) 

Conditions:

  • Good academic standing.
  • Final year of medical school

Requirements:

  • AAMC Immunization Form (including Tdap vaccine within the last 10 years and blood test for TB screening)
  • BCM Biographical Data Form
  • Copy of the biographical data page of the Student’s passport
  • Medical Student Claims Waiver
  • CV
  • Dean’s Office Certification form
  • Enrollment Verification Certification
  • International Student Certification of Finances
  • Official Transcript
  • Photo
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL minimum score 100)
  • Visiting Student Standard of Professional Conduct form.
  • Visa: only on F-1 visa (will be provided to students electronically).B-1 visa NOT
    accepted.
  • Step score: required for specific rotations (listed in VSLO).

Fees: $1,000 application fee + $2,300 tuition fee + $25 Occupational Health Program Fee and $12 Malpractice Insurance Coverage Fee

For details: Click Here

20. Baylor College of Medicine

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Students accepted:

  • Final-year medical student from NON LCME accredited institutions with an approved affiliation agreement. Email UFCOM-International@ad.ufl.edu to request the affiliation template.

Application through: internally through UF webpage

Conditions:

  • Completed core clerkships: Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.
  • Been instructed in safety measures and infection control precautions.
  • Step 1 passing score or “PASS” result.

Requirements:

  • Non-Degree Registration Request Form
  • Affidavit
  • Insurance Verification & Liability Confirmation Form + Universal Precautions
  • Immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B, Tdap, Varicella, COVID-19, TB Skin test or QuantiFERON – TB Gold
  • or Gold Plus test, Flu Shot
  • UF Health Security and Confidentiality Agreement
  • USMLE Passing Score
  • Local and National Background Check
  • Drug screen
  • Visa B1

Specialties offered for IVS: Anesthesiology, Cardiology,, Neurological Surgery (Observership only), Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology (Observership only), Pathology (Observership only), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology (Observership only), and Urology.

Fee: Application fee $50 + Rotation Fee $1000/wk

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21. University of Florida (Gainesville)

Students accepted:

  • Students in the final year from all LCME and COCA accredited schools and affiliated non-LCME schools.
  • NO international visiting students.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions:

  • Be a fourth year student in good standing
  • Have the permission of your academic dean

Requirements: available only on VSLO

Fee: Application fee $50 + Rotation Fee $1000/wk

For details: Click Here

22. University of Florida (Jacksonville)

Statistics + Research course

Learn the step-by-step process from project inception to publication and how to perform the analysis on the statistical software (SPSS and JMP).

NO international visiting students.

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23. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

NO international visiting students.

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24. Oregon Health & Science University

NO international visiting students.

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25. University of Virginia Medical Center

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26. University of Maryland

Students accepted:

  • International visiting students are accepted
  • Students at a US LCME or COCA accredited medical school.

Application through: VSLO (Students whose home institution is not a member of the VSLO, can still apply after completing a registration to gain access to VSLO. Instructions in the web page)

Conditions:

  • Be in good standing
  • Completed all core clinical clerkships
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Be in their final year of medical studies

Requirements:

  • Complete AAMC VSLO application.
  • non-AAMC VSLO members, need to mail required documentation within 5 days of submitting their application.
  • Letter of support from the Dean of the medical school
  • Copy of student’s current transcript
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Proof of health insurance (post-acceptance)
  • Personal statement
  • TOEFL scores or other Language Proficiency test (OET, CAE or CPE only)
  • Visa: elective can be done using a visitor visa

Fee: $200 USD processing fee + tuition fee $4,500 for 4 weeks

Specialties offered: most specialties

For details: Click Here

27. Yale-New Haven Medical Center

International students NOT accepted.

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28. University of California Davis Health

Students accepted:

  • Students in the final year of training from LCME approved schools (U.S. and Canadian medical schools)
  • International medical schools with a formal affiliation with SKMC

Application through: VSLO for US students and for international students is through the International Clerkship Application (link in their webpage)

Requirements:

  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Letter from your medical school’s Dean’s office supporting your clerkship and stating that you have completed all core clerkships
  • An official medical school transcript
  • IFOM or USMLE Step 1 score report (passing score required)
  • Evidence of completion of OSHA and HIPAA training
  • Evidence of financial support for living expenses (letter from a parent or guardian stating that they will be responsible). Minimum US $3,000 available for housing
    expenses
  • Personal health insurance, malpractice insurance ($1,000,000 per incident/$3,000,000 aggregate)
  • Criminal Background Check (post-acceptance)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance (for some departments)
  • Immunization History
  • Drug Screening (completed within 60 days of start date)
  • Proof of COVID-19 Immunization

Fee: for domestic Students VSLO fee applies. For International Students course fees are waived

Specialties: most offered

For details: Click Here

29. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH

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International Visiting Student Program has been paused indefinitely until further notice.

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Students of international medical schools are not accepted for clinical
externships.

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Students accepted:

  • Medical students from U.S. LCME and osteopathic medical schools in their final year of Medical School.
  • Medical students from international schools within the VSLO Global Network. For International Students NOT within VSLO Global Network, to apply they must find a faculty member who wishes to invite and sponsor them for an elective in their department.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions: In Good academic standing and in final year of study

Requirements:

  • Immunization form must be completed, signed by your school and returned with your application.
  • Respiratory Mask fit testing
  • HIPAA training
  • USMLE or COMLEX Transcripts
  • Personal health insurance
  • BLS or ACLS certified Criminal Background Report
  • Malpractice Insurance $1,000,000/$3,000,000
  • Instruction for OSHA safety measures and infection control precautions
  • Passing score on Step 1
  • Certificate of fluency in the English language (TOEFL or the sponsor must know
    that the student is fluent in medical English)

Fee: application fee of $150 + $4000 tuition (for international and osteopathic students) + $65 background check fees

For details: Click Here

Students accepted: 

  • Students at LCME- or AOA- accredited institution in North America
  • Accepting international students

Application through: VSLO or for students from institutions who are not participants in VSLO, complete the paper application process (available on the web page) and submit all documents to MSRIS@medschool.pitt.edu

Conditions:

  • Completed their core clinical training and are in their final year of medical education.

Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of credential from home institution
  • Statement of interest
  • Official academic transcript
  • CV with student photograph
  • Official Duolingo report (minimum score of 120), or TOEFL (minimum score of 100), or OET (350 on listening, reading and speaking sub tests, 300 in writing sub-test), scores within the 2 two years.
  • Completed UPSOM immunization form signed by a health care provider
  • Certificate of personal health insurance coverage
  • Certificate of medical student liability insurance coverage ($1 M peroccurrence/$3 M aggregate)
  • Board scores if applying to Psychiatry elective. It is also suggested for other electives as well
  • State-mandated background checks, dated within one year of the requested attendance dates.

Visa: B1

Fee: $4,500 tuition

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • Domestic students from LCME or COCA accredited schools.
  • International visiting students from US-affiliated medical schools located in other countries. International medical students must have a specific faculty member willing to sponsor their visit. For more information contact uofcglobalhealth@uchicago.edu

Application through: only in VSLO

Conditions:

  • Fourth-year medical students
  • Successfully completed all of their core clerkships
  • Have Malpractice Insurance of $1M per instance and $3M aggregate.
  • Be english language proficient and able to give oral clinical presentations.

Requirements:

  • Step score is not required, but some electives may give preference to applicants who have passed these exams.
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form and Immunization titers
  • Other requirements in VSLO

Fee: Visiting students can remain eight weeks without charge.

For details: Click Here

Students accepted: Domestic and international students.

Application through: directly through their website.

Conditions:

  • Be a final-year medical student.
  • All core / required clerkship rotations completed

Requirements:

  • Medical School Approval – Letter of good standing from the dean’s office
  • Malpractice Insurance (can be submitted post-acceptance)
  • Health Insurance (can be submitted post-acceptance)
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Urine Drug Screening – minimum 5 Panel (required after acceptance, within 4
    weeks of start date)
  • Background Check
  • Copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
  • USMLE Step I or COMLEX passing report.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English (OET or TOEFL exam)
  • B1/B2 Visa ( (can be submitted post-acceptance)

Fee: $200 processing fee for all domestic visiting students, and $400 for international students.

Specialties: most specialties accepted.

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • International visiting medical students

Application through: online application on their webpage

Conditions:

  • Be in the final year of training at your home school or you must have completed
    one year of core clerkship rotations.
  • Being in good academic standing at medical school
  • Approval of the administration of your home school to attend courses at UAB.

Requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Copy of your current transcript
  • Photo
  • Copy of the biographical information page of your passport
  • Letter stating your purpose and reason of interest in the elective
  • Copy of current transcript
  • Student Health Form Acknowledging that you must receive medical clearance
    prior to training
  • TOEFL iBT minimum score of 100 with a minimum of 22 on the speaking section
    or paper-based test score of 600, taken within a 2 year period. (waived if English
    is your first language, or if your medical school teaches all classes and rotations
    in English, document from your medical school administration must be uploaded)
  • After completing the online application, you will be contacted by our Student
    Program Coordinator within a timely manner to schedule a virtual interview via
    Zoom or via email
  • Step 1 score NOT required

Visa: B-1/B-2

Fees: $300 application fee + $5,150 elective fee (includes tuition, housing and transport to and from the airport)

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • 4th-year medical students enrolled in U.S. LCME-accredited and osteopathic
    institutions.
  • For international student inquiries, contact Dr. Irma Frank at
    franki@georgetown.edu.

Application through: VSLO

Requirements:

  • Transcript (uploaded by your school)
  • CV/Resume
  • VSLO Verification Questionnaire (completed by your school)
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance ($1,000,000/inci ent; $3,000,000 aggregate, at minimum)
  • BLS/ACLS Certification Card
  • Background Check Verification
  • OSHA Training
  • Influenza Vaccine Documentation (For late Fall Spring rotations)
  • Personal Health Insurance Documentation
  • Mask Fit Test Verification (including type/size of mask; must be within one year of rotation start date)
  • Needlestick Attestation Form (downloaded from VSLO)

Fee: $150 Administrative Fee

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • Fourth-year medical students from LCME or COCA schools.
  • International students : If you live outside the U.S., make sure your medical
    school is listed with COCA or LCME

Application through: their webpage

Conditions:

  • Passed Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 exam
  • If instruction at home medical school is not in English, demonstrated fluency in English (TOEFL within the last two years minimum score of 104)
  • Contractual affiliation agreements for Gundersen must be in place at least 1 month before clinical placement.

Specialties offered:

  • Sub internships: Cardiology, IM, Pulmonary/Critic l care, general surgery, family medicine.
  • Electives: most specialties

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • Senior medical students
  • No available information if currently accepting IVS.

Specialties offered: Emergency Medicine (Subinternship, Simulation, Ultrasound or Virtual)

Application through: VSLO

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Students accepted:

  • Visiting Students from LCME medical schools. Must be U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have an F-1 student visa issued from their home medical school.
  • International students only from selected medical schools part of their International Exchange Programs (list on their webpage).

Application through: VSLO and non-VSLO for IVS.

Conditions:

  • Must be in final year and in good academic standing
  • Passed USMLE Step I Exam
  • Completed required clinical core clerkships
  • Completed a pre-matriculated background check
  • Malpractice insurance through their home medical school ($1 million per claim/$3 million Aggregate)
  • Must have proof of COVID Vaccination (fully vaccinated and booster) and Mask Fit
  • Must have up-to date training in HIPAA, Infection Control, BLS,

Requirements(non-VSLO for IVS):

  • Photo-passport size (stapled to application)
  • Approval Letter from authorized Home Medical School official
  • Completed Health/Immuniztion form: AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcript
  • Copy of Personal Health Insurance Card (front and back)
  • Copy of current BLS/ACLS card
  • Copy of HIPAA certificate
  • Copy of Mask-fit testing
  • Copy of OSHA/Infection Control

Visa: B-1/B-2 visa or Visa Waiver Program

Fee: non-refundable $100 registration processing fee

For details: Click Here

Students accepted:

  • US students in the final year of study (may only apply for electives in August –
    April Block 4-13).
  • International students (require official approval by the Office of Admissions and
    Student Affairs).

Application through: VSLO for US students. IVS have to submit all original documents from the application packet. (contact ms.visitingstudents@uth.tmc.edu)

Requirements:

  • Official medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter and 2 clinical faculty LORs.
  • Verification of completion of all clinical rotations (OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery,
    Psychiatry, Neurology, and Internal Medicine)
  • Health insurance and malpractice insurance
  • Copy of USMLE Step 1 score report.
  • Verification of Immunizations (including completion of Hepatitis B vaccination
    series or proof of immunity and COVID vaccines/boosters)
  • If from a medical school in a country whose official language is NOT English,
    provide a notarized statement that English is your native language OR TOEFL
    exam (minimum score 100)

Visa: F-1

Fee: processing fee $100 for US students / $700 for IVS

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Students accepted:

  • Domestic students from accredited medical schools
  • International students from medical schools that have an existing affiliation agreement (list in their webpage). Students may only rotate February through April

Application through: VSAS for domestic students. For IVS email all information to mdvsas@temple.edu.

Requirements:

  • A completed application
  • Letter of Good Standing from your home institution Official Transcript, translated into English
  • Immunization record.
  • Proof of Health Insurance and Malpractice Coverage
  • Current Criminal Background Check
  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of blood borne and air borne pathogens training in English
  • Proof of proficiency in English : TOEFL score (ibt at least 95 / 600 on the paper based test), or a letter of attestation from the Dean for students from Renji (China) and Fu Jen (Taiwan)

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Not accepting international students.

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No available information for medical students.

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Students accepted:

  • 4th year students from accredited US medical or osteopathic institutions.
  • International VSLO elective program open to pre-selected students from schools with established reciprocal exchange agreements.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions:

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have completed their core clerkships.

Requirements:

  • AAMC Standard Immunization Form
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Proof of Personal Health Insurance
  • HIPAA Privacy & Information Security Training .
  • UCLA MITS Confidentiality Survey
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMPLEX-USA Report
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information
  • OSHA Certification
  • Valid ACLS or BLS
  • Mask Fit Test

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Not accepting international students.

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Not accepting international students.

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Students accepted:

  • 4th-year medical student pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Opportunities for international visiting medical students are very limited. A current affiliation agreement must be in place. Contact globalhealth@wakehealth.edu for application information.

Application through: VSLO

Conditions:

Requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript
  • Photo
  • Copy of General and Professional Liability Certificate of Coverage (minimum of
    $1 million per instance, and $3 million in total).
  • School’s evaluation form
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Student’s personal statement.
  • Student letter of interest.
  • Copy of USMLE or COMLEX board scores.

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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Medical Students Rotations, third-year clerk or as a fourth year acting intern. Must apply through VSLO/VSAS.

Internal Medicine:
Unable to accept applications for visiting rotations and observerships from students of international medical schools or other non-LCME/COCA accredited medical schools.
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/internal-medicine/medical-student-information

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
Due to limited space and capacity, we are unable to accept applications from students of international medical schools or other non-LCME accredited medical schools.
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/medical-student-clerkship

Urology details:
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/urology/medical-student-rotations

Neurosurgery details:
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/neurological-surgery/sub-internships

Orthopedic details:
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/orthopedic-surgery/application-process

Emergency details:
https://atriumhealth.org/education/graduate-medical-education/physician-residencies/emergency-medicine/medical-student-rotation

For LCME-accredited or COCA-accredited medical schools only.

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  • Accept Only through VSLO (VSAS).
  • Final year medical student who has successfully completed the following core clinical clerkships or will complete them prior to the elective rotation: internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and psychiatry.

Requirements:

  • A passing score on USMLE Step 1 is required.
  • Must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Completed visiting student immunization form with titer lab results and documentation of vaccinations and TB testing with results.
  • Must have personal health insurance with hospitalization benefits.
  • The Dean, Registrar, or other certifying official at your school must certify that you are in good academic standing.
  • Satisfactory completion of OSHA Universal Precautions training and HIPAA training.
  • Appropriate visa.

Fees: $1500 acceptance fee

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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Currently Not accepting IMGs due to COVID-19

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Observer-ship is for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 4 weeks. Apply at least 6 months ahead of desired time frame. Maximum 2 Students per 4 wks. Maximum of 2 Students per institution yearly.

  • Full-time non-US citizen medical students in their final year of study outside the United States, in good academic standing from a Partnering Institution.
  • Partnering Institution has nominated you to participate in an International Medical Student Observer-ship Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Completion of core clerkships prior to starting date of approved observer-ship: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Family Medicine.
  • Dean’s Letter supporting good academic standing and expected Date of Graduation must explicitly state “expected date of graduation”
  • Must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to observer-ship start, this includes COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters, and Flu vaccine.
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV
  • Valid passport is required

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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IMGs are only eligible for an elective rotation if they are a former HFHS employee or have an immediate family member who is a current or former HFHS employee/volunteer

Accept Only through VSLO (VSAS).

Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Good Standing
  • USMLE Step 1 Scores (if available)
  • Proof of Personal Health Insurance
  • School Transcripts
  • Immunization Records (see page 3 of application)
  • Copy of VISA

For details: Click Here

Application: https://www.henryford.com/hcp/med-ed/ugme/application

Open only to final year students from:

  • Jagiellonian University Medical School – Krakow, Poland
  • National Taiwan University Medical College – Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Royal College of Surgeons – Ireland
  • Seoul National University College of Medicine – Seoul, South Korea
  • Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina  – Pamplona, Spain
  • Universidad Nacional de San Augustin de Arequipa – Arequipa, Peru
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Facultad de Medicina San Fernando – Lima, Peru 

Students must contact their school coordinator as they must be chosen by their school to be eligible.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry does not allow clinical shadowing or observerships for international medical students. 

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Only for medical students enrolled in LCME-accredited programs.

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Not able to accommodate students from International or Caribbean schools for the 2023-2024 academic year. Information related to academic year 2024-2025 will be made by October 1, 2024.  

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Not accepting IMGs

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Not accepting IMGs

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Accepts senior medical students from schools accredited by the LCME.

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Accepts international students only from schools with which we have an exchange agreement. 

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Only accept IMGs from schools with current affiliation agreement.

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Only accept IMGs from schools with current affiliation agreement.

Requirements:

  • CV/Resume
  • Background check (dated within 1 year of rotation)
  • PPD (dated within 1 year of rotation) or Negative Chest X-Ray (dated within 2 years of the rotation)
  • We will accept a STEP 1, STEP 2 or COMLEX score of PASS. Flu Vaccine (During CCF Flu Season: Nov 1 – March 31)
  • COVID vaccine ·· Titers/Vaccination records (dated within 3 years)
  • Copy of current year health insurance card or proof of health insurance · 10 panel Drug Screening (dated within 1 year of rotation) o CCF does not provide orders for drug screens.
  • Copy of Passport & Visa (if not a US Citizen). Letter of Good Standing from University · Background Check (must be done within one year of the start of rotation) · Malpractice from University.

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Not accepting IMGs

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Student Observation: Click Here

Currently Not accepting IMGs due to COVID-19, no date for when the program will resume.

Application via VSLO (VSAS).

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  • No available information regarding IMGs acceptance
  • Accept Only through VSLO (VSAS).

Visiting students must be candidate for the M.D. or D.O. degree in good standing in their final year of training in an accredited medical school or from institutions with which UTHSC has a formal exchange program.

All visiting students must have:

  • coverage for malpractice/liability insurance in the amount of $1 million per incident and $3 million aggregate from their institution or from acceptable other sources
  • health insurance
  • required immunizations for measles, rubella, influenza, and Hepatitis B
  • taken a TB skin test within the past year
  • been certified in CPR within the past year
  • Passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Part 1

Must have completed instruction in the basic physical examination and have a working knowledge of general ward procedures. All electives require that the student has completed the basic Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics-Gynecology clerkships. All students must have met the prerequisites of the clerkship to which they are applying

Fees: No information available

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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Fourth-year medical student at a school accredited by LCME or AOA.

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Not accepting IMGs

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Clinical Clerkship: Click Here

Not accepting IMGs

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Only accept IMGs from institutions with which the school has affiliation agreements:

  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Selian Lutheran Hospital, Arusha, Tanzania
  • St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
  • Kasturba Medical College, India
  • Baruch Padeh – Poriya Hospital, Tiberias, Israel
  • Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Mahidol University, Thailand
  • The National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Pontificia Unversidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Universidad de Ciencias Medicas (UCIMED) San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Mexico City, Mexico

Requirements: letter from the dean of the foreign medical school stating that the student is a current medical student in good academic standing and a copy of the student’s c.v. and transcript. Visiting students should be in their final year of medical school. Courses are generally 4-week electives in medicine, pediatric, surgical subspecialties. International students are limited to a maximum of 12 weeks at the U of M. Students should have completed major basic clinical rotations in medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, and psychiatry before applying. Complete and submit immunization form.

Fees: No information available

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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  • Full-time medical students in their final year of study outside the United States, in good academic standing.
  • Completion of core clerkships prior to start date of approved UIC elective: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Family Medicine. If these clerkships are not listed on your transcript at the time you submit your application, the completion dates must be listed by your dean in their letter of good standing.
  • TOEFL scores are required if your courses are not taught in English. If your courses are taught in English, your dean must verify this in their letter of good standing. See below for “TOEFL Score Requirements”.
  • Must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to elective start date.
  • Required Documents: UIC Immunization Form, Heath Insurance, Valid Visa Status, HIPAA Certification, CPR Training, TOEFL, Malpractice Insurance, Copy of Covid-19 Vaccination card

STEP1: NO

STEP2: NO

Fees: $3,000 elective fee (post-acceptance)

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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No available information if accepting IMGs

Accept Only through VSLO (VSAS).

Details are available Only on VSLO (VSAS).

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Open only to pre-selected students from schools with an established reciprocal exchange agreement.

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VSLO: Click Here

Applications from schools accredited by LCME or AOA.

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Not accepting IMGs

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Not accepting IMGs

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Accept Students from medical schools outside the U.S. who have demonstrated a tie to West Michigan.

Complete the Visiting Medical Student Application. Provide Medical School Transcript, CV, USMLE Step 1 Score (if taken), Personal Statement, and Liability insurance.

Application fee: $100 non-refundable

Visiting International Student Application form

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No available information regarding IMGs acceptance.  

Preference is given to students from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey; Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey; and St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.

No available information on application requirements.

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Only accept IMGs from:

  • Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • University of Oxford, England
  • Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Student needs to contact their university’s admin office concerning student selection of the mutual exchange program. 

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No specific information regarding IMGS in general terms, however the rotation of Emergency Medicine is for those within the U.S

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Not accepting IMGs

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Rotations for international students remain suspended

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Not accepting IMGs

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Only accept IMGs from schools with preexisting affiliation agreement.

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Currently closed for international medical students

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Information and application to their programs are accessible only via Clinician Nexus. An international medical student may be considered if an Affiliation Agreement can be made with their school.

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No specific information regarding IMGs.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with preexisting affiliation agreement.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with preexisting bilateral exchange agreements.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Accepting IMGs (I.E. International Visiting Medical Students): Yes

Currently accepting outside students: Yes

STEP 1: NO

STEP 2: NO

Conditions:

  • Applicants may not be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Final year of medical school.
  • You must have completed the following clinical training requirements:
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks)
  • Surgery (8 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (8 weeks)
  • Paediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Geriatrics (4 weeks)

Requirements:

  • English test required: TOEFL or IELTS examination within two years of arrival at KU Medical Center.
  • Health insurance: No information available
  • Visa:  B-1 or ESTA (if applicable) visa. 
  • Immunization: Immunization Requirements
  • Application request 12 months in advance
  • Proof of health, medical evacuation, and repatriation insurance.” a minimum coverage of 3 months.”

Fees: $50 Application submission + $250 Application fee + $1000 Administrative fee + $1500 Accommodation fee.

Specialties accepted: Most specialties accepted.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) except if the student has an established relationship with one of the faculty members

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No available information

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with affiliation agreement.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students): Yes

Currently accepting outside students: Yes

STEP 1: YES

STEP 2: NO

Conditions:

  • Being in the final year of medical school.
  • Being in good academic standing at medical school
  • Completed satisfactorily the (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, and General Surgery – Neurology may also be required for Neurology electives)
  • Accepting applications only through VSLO (VSAS).

Requirements:

  • English test required: TOEFL, CAE/CPE, PTE, IELTS, Duolingo English Test examination (can be waived if enrolled in a medical school where English is the primary language of instruction or from one of the listed countries)
  • Health insurance: Personal health coverage + medical liability and/or malpractice insurance
  • Visa: No information available
  • Immunization: AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Personal statement
  • Official school transcript
  • CV
  • Proof of passing Step 1
  • Background check
  • Copy of Passport (post-acceptance)
  • Copy of VISA (post-acceptance)
  • BLS or ACLS certification
  • Have N-95 mask fitted within the last year
  • Have the home institution complete the AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement & Implementation letter (post-acceptance)

Fees: $250 processing fee (post-decision requirement) + *$925 Special fee (Wilderness Medicine Rotation) + $16 Needlestick insurance fee (post-decision requirement)

Specialties accepted: Only few specialties “must check the program description before applying”.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with affiliation agreement.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with affiliation agreements.

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No available information on IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students).

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with affiliation agreements.

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No available information if currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

For international student inquiries please contact Dr. Irma Frank, Senior Associate Dean for International Programs.

Dr. Frank can be reached at franki@georgetown.edu

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Except for Caribbean schools, Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Only accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students) from schools with affiliation agreements. (Wroclaw Medical University – Poland and Yonsei University Wonju Severance Christian Hospital – Korea)

Prerequisites:

  • You must be a native-born U.S. citizen, naturalized U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or have entered the United States on a B1 or F1 visa.
  • You must have taken and passed the USMLE Step 1 and/or the COMLEX Level 1 exam.
  • You must be fluent in written and spoken English.

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Not currently accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students)

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Accepting IMGs (i.e. International Visiting Medical Students): Yes

Currently accepting outside students: Yes

STEP 1: NO

STEP 2: NO

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time medical students in their final year of study outside the United States, in good academic standing.
  • Completion of core clerkships prior to start date of approved UIC elective: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Family Medicine. If these clerkships are not listed on your transcript at the time you submit your application, the completion dates must be listed by your dean in their letter of good standing.
  • TOEFL scores are required if your courses are not taught in English. If your courses are taught in English, your dean must verify this in their letter of good standing.
  • Must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to elective start date.

Fees: $3000.00 USD. (The elective fee is due on the first day of the elective at orientation. We do not allow for earlier payments.)

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STEP1: YES

STEP2: NO

Conditions:

  • Being in the final year of medical school.
  • Completed satisfactorily the core clinical clerkships

Accept IMGS: Yes

Requirements:

Fees: 2600$ (100$ application fee, 500$ when offered a spot, 2000$ elective fee)

Specialties accepted: most specialties accepted

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