Visiting Student Program

The University of Michigan offers three different courses to visiting students: Clinical AnesthesiaAdvanced Clinical Anesthesia, and Pediatric Anesthesia

Due to the competitiveness of the program and limited availability, we offer rotation spots only to those interested in pursuing anesthesiology as a specialty on a tiered, first-come, first-served basis. These rotations are not audition rotations and do not guarantee resident candidacy for those who come to rotate with us.

All applicants must submit a USMLE Step 1 score. Accepting a rotation offer in the Anesthesiology program as a visiting student does not guarantee a residency interview.

Below is a general timeline for the application process:

  • Applications Open: First week of February — please refer to AAMC VSLO for the official date specific to the year you are applying
  • Application Review: February-May
  • First Round Offers: March-April
  • Second Round Offers: May-June
  • Applications Close: End of May
  • All offers will be sent and finalized by the end of June.

Details concerning eligibility requirements and the application process may be found on the U-M Medical School Visiting Students webpageUnder no circumstances should an interested student make independent arrangements with a faculty member for an elective prior to submitting an application to the Office of Student Programs for processing.


Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion also offers a 4-week Health Equity Visiting Student Clerkship. This can be paired with your visiting rotation and promotes the development of medical student’s interest in health equity and inclusion. Please visit the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion’s website for more information. 

For additional questions about our Visiting Students program, please use the contact information listed on the AAMC VSLO website. We look forward to your application!