Visiting Students Program

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U-M Medical School (UMMS) offers a number of clinical electives to students who are in their final year and attending either (a) a U.S. medical school that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or (b) one of the U.S. osteopathic medical schools participating with our program.

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Eligible students must apply using VSAS, AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service; no applications are accepted outside of VSAS.

To be considered eligible for a clinical elective, a student MUST:

  1. be in their final year of medical studies
  2. be in good academic and professional standing
  3. have taken and passed the USMLE Step 1 exam or COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam
  4. have taken and passed their required M3 rotations in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Surgery BEFORE their elective here begins
  5. have completed 48 weeks of required rotations in the same medical school where they completed their basic science (M1 and M2) training
  6. meet requirements and prerequisites of the requested elective(s)

Visit our Institution Information site in VSAS for more details about applying. Click here for Additional VSAS Application Requirements.

  • Catalog Published: First Friday in March
  • Applications Accepted: First Monday in April through first Monday in December
  • Applications Processed: Last Monday in April
  • Application Deadline: 60 days prior to start of rotation or first Monday in December, whichever comes first

A maximum of two 4-week electives (2 months) may be completed. Off-cycle scheduling is discouraged; please see our clinical calendar for block dates. No electives are offered to visiting students during May and June. Only the electives listed in our visiting students catalog are available; research electives are not permitted. Some electives are not available to osteopathic medical students. Please review the elective details in VSAS for more information.

Under no circumstances shall an interested student make independent arrangements with a program or faculty. All inquiries regarding elective opportunities should be directed to UMMS's Visiting Students Coordinator (U.S. medical students) or Global REACH (international medical students).

Only osteopathic medical students attending the following schools may submit an application:

  • A.T. Still - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Are you attending an international medical school? Please contact UMMS’s Global REACH office to determine your eligibility. Global REACH coordinates all activities related to visits by international medical students, including U.S. citizens who attend a foreign medical school. International students whose applications have not been screened for eligibility by Global REACH will not be accepted.

Questions about VSAS or this site's content? Contact UMMS's Visiting Students Coordinator