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International Medical Schools Accepted for Electives in Residency Program Hospitals 

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Getting a United States Clinical Experience (USCE) is a major part of applying for the residency match in the USA. Many students and graduates start searching for USCEs when reaching their final year of medical school. It is a great opportunity to showcase your abilities and a good learning experience to know about US healthcare.

If you are still a medical student, you can participate in electives, which are hands-on clinical experiences in a US hospital where you get to do the tasks/responsibilities that a U.S. medical student does in their final year of medical school.

In this blog, we will explore elective programs that have affiliations with certain international medical schools. If your school is on this list, you can directly apply for electives within these programs.

If your school is not on this list, it doesn’t mean you can’t secure electives; it simply means it’s unlikely you can participate in these specific programs. We have another blog detailing which programs offer electives (even without prior affiliations), their requirements, and how to apply, which can be found here.

We will continue to update this list regularly. However, please be aware that affiliations can change over time, so we recommend checking the program’s website to confirm if your school is still affiliated with the program you’re interested in.

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Can I apply for electives if I already graduated from the below-mentioned school?

Unfortunately not. Electives are for people who are still medical students when applying. Even if you were in a school mentioned below, being a graduate will disqualify you from applying.

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What if my medical school is not listed below, can I still apply?

It is hard to say if the elective programs below will accept students from other schools. If you are still a student, you can reach out to the institutions mentioned below by email and see if they accept international students outside these affiliations. We have another blog detailing which programs offer electives (even without prior affiliations), their requirements, and how to apply, which can be found here.

What is the difference between this list and the list of electives we have on our other blog?

This list outlines elective programs specifically for international students from schools with which they have established affiliations. Our other blog, which you can explore here, details elective programs open to applicants regardless of whether their schools have formal affiliations with U.S. institutions.

Who should I contact in my medical school if my school is mentioned below and I want to apply?

You can start by asking your seniors. If that doesn’t work, try searching for the person responsible for student affairs. Another good place to try is the Dean or their secretary, who might guide you to the person to contact.

What year should I be in to apply for electives?

You generally should be in your final year of medical school.

When is the best time to apply for electives?

Each institution has a different timeline for applying for electives. For the details regarding when to apply, check our other blog with the requirements for each program here.

And now, let’s start with the list 📋 of the hospitals:

University of Michigan Health System

Country School(s) 
Brazil 

University of São Paulo Faculty of  Medicine 

University of São Paulo Faculty of  Medicine at Ribeirão Preto 

China 

Peking University Health Science Center 

Peking Union Medical College 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Ecuador Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador 
Ethiopia St. Paul’s Hospital & Millennium Medical College 
Ghana 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 

University of Cape Coast 

University for Development Studies 

University of Ghana 

Family Health Medical School  

India 

All India Institute of Medical Sciences 

AIIMS – TCI Scholar Program 

Ireland University College Dublin 
Israel Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 
Italy University of Florence 
Japan 

University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine 

Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine 

Macedonia 

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Faculty of Medicine 

The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts 

Peru Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia 
Taiwan National Taiwan University 
Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology 

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

Country 

School(s) 

China 

Fudan University

Peking University 

Zhejiang University 

Dominican Republic 

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña 

Ecuador 

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador 

England 

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (St. Bartholomew’s) 

France 

University of Paris 

Ireland 

Royal College of Surgeons 

Israel 

Ben Gurion University / Medical School for International Health (MSIH) 

Sackler School of Medicine New York State Program 

Italy 

University of Rome, La Sapienza 

Japan 

Tokyo Women’s Medical University 

Keio University 

Kyoto University 

Korea 

Seoul National University 

Lebanon 

American University of Beirut 

Scotland 

University of Edinburgh 

Spain 

Universidad de Navarra 

Thailand 

Chiang Mai University 

Mahidol University 

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Country School(s) 
Argentina Universidad Austral Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas 
Austria The University Hospitals of Graz, Innsbruck, Vienna and Salzburg 
Botswana University of Botswana School of Medicine 
Chile University of Chile, Faculty of Medicine 
Egypt Cairo University 
Ireland 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin) 

University College Dublin 

Japan 

University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine 

Hiroshima University 

Kenya University of Nairobi School of Medicine 
Lebanon Lebanese American University 
Peru Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia 
Philippines University of the Philippines 
Singapore National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 
Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) 
Vietnam VinUniversity 

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

Country School(s) 
Ughanda Makerere University 
South Africa Stellenbosch University 
Senegal Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar 
Nigeria 

University of Ibadan

University of Jos

University of Lagos 

Mali University of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies 
China Peking University 
Japan Keio University 
Israel Tel Aviv University 
Mexico Universidad Panamericana 
France Université de Strasbourg (Université Louis Pasteur) 
Germany Charité-Universitätsmedizinin 
Sweden Karolinska Institutet 
Ireland 

Royal College of Surgeons

Trinity College Dublin 

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH

Country School(s) 
Israel 

Ben Gurion 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Technion Medical College 

Tel Aviv University 

Italy 

Cattolica Medical School in Rome (Universitá del Sacro Cuore) 

The University of Bologna 

Milan Humanitas University 
India KLE University India 
Portugal The University of Minho 
Columbia Universidad CES 

Temple University Hospital/ Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Addis Ababa University

Change Gung University

Fu Jen Catholic University

Keio University

National Taiwan University

People’s Hospital of Changzhou

Renji Hospital

Royal College of Surgeons

Seoul National University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Technion Israel Institute

The University of Malaga

University of Milan

The University of Pernambuco

University of Panama

University of Trieste

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University of Rochester

Country School(s) 
Poland Jagiellonian University Medical School 
Taiwan National Taiwan University Medical College 
Ireland Royal College of Surgeons 
South Korea Seoul National University College of Medicine 
Spain Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina  
Peru 

Universidad Nacional de San Augustin de Arequipa 

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Facultad de Medicina San Fernando 

University of Utah Health

Malaysia Penang Medical College 
Rwanda 

University of Rwanda College of Medicine 

University Teaching Hospital of Butare 

China Hainan Medical College 
Ghana Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital 

Cleveland Clinic (Florida)

Students from Affiliated Foreign schools may apply if the school is accredited and approved by the State of Florida Department of Education. The link to their website is:

https://www.fldoe.org/contact-us. If you are unsure of your school’s status, please contact medstudents@ccf.org.

Final year students who are ineligible to complete elective rotations, may be eligible for an Observership opportunity. Please visit the CCF Observership website:

Click Here or contact flaobservers@ccf.org

University of Minnesota

Country School(s) 
Ughanda Makerere University, Kampala 
Tanzania Selian Lutheran Hospital 
India 

St. John’s Medical College  
Kasturba Medical College 

Israel Baruch Padeh – Poriya Hospital 
Japan 

Keio University  
Juntendo University 

South Korea Seoul National University 
Thailand 

Chiang Mai University 
Mahidol University 

Ireland The National University of Ireland 
Sweden Karolinska Institute 
Chile Pontificia Unversidad Catolica de Chile 
Costa Rica Universidad de Ciencias Medicas (UCIMED) San Jose 
Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Mexico City 
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

International medical students will not be able to apply for courses offered at Cedars-Sinai through VSLO or directly to Cedars-Sinai. They may only submit an application through our academic affiliation with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Please visit UCLA’s Visiting Students website for additional information.

Spectrum Health/Michigan State University

Accept Students from medical schools outside the U.S. who have demonstrated a tie to West Michigan. International medical student applications must be submitted using this form: Click Here

Contact this email with any questions CHWMedStudentScheduling@corewellhealth.org

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Country School(s) 
Brazil 

Federal University of Bahia, Brazil 

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
 

England University of Oxford 
Germany Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald 
Sweden 

Karolinska Institute 

University of Gothenburg 

Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Country School(s) 
Poland Wroclaw Medical University 
South Korea Yonsei University Wonju Severance Christian Hospital 

George Washington University

Country School(s) 
India Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (MGMCH) 
South Korea 

Seoul National University  

Hallym University 

Japan Nippon Medical School 
Thailand 

Khon Kaen University 

Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University 

Ecuador Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) 
Brazil 

Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)  

University of São Paulo 

Italy University of Rome Tor Vergata 
Austria 

Medical University of Graz  

Max Kade Fellowship – American Austrian Foundation 

Spain 

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid  

Catholic University of Valencia 

Ireland Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) 
France Mission Interuniversitaire de Cooperation Des Eschanges Franco-Americans 
Lebanon 

University of Balamand (Al-Koura,  

American University of Beirut (AUB) 
 

Lebanese American University (LAU) 

United Arab Emirates Khalifa University 
Qatar Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar 
Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) 
Israel 

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Sackler School of Medicine  

Palestine Al-Quds University 

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