Visiting Students to UMMS

Hosting international students alongside our University of Michigan Medical School students and faculty serves to enrich and strengthen our learning community. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our visiting students. Because space is limited, Global REACH coordinates clerkships only for visiting international students from partner institutions that have active exchange agreements with UMMS. 

Process

Who: Due to the number of requests from other countries, we primarily accept students from partner institutions that have active institutional agreements with UMMS. See the full list below.

Criteria: To be eligible to apply, in addition to be being from a school which has an active institutional agreement with UMMS, students must: (a) be fluent in English; (b) be in their final year and in good academic standing at their home institution; (c) have completed at least 48 weeks of required clerkships in the same medical school at which they completed their basic science coursework; and (d) have successfully completed the following clerkships: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics.

When: Visiting student clerkships at UMMS generally take place December through April. Students should apply at least three months in advance of their anticipated visit.

How: If you would like to apply – and if you meet all of the criteria outlined above – please make an official request to the Global REACH International Visitors Coordinator. Include the following in your email: your home institution and country; anticipated graduation date; and attached resume or CV. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be provided with the application forms and detailed instructions.

Other questions: Check out our UMMS visitors’ FAQ, which includes information about housing, visa requirements and processes, etc.

In 2018-19, Global REACH facilitated visits to Michigan Medicine for 52 international students from 10 countries.

Many visit for one-month clerkships in one or more of our departments. Others remain a year or more as part of extended research training programs.

Because of high demand, the University of Michigan Medical School generally welcomes international visiting medical students only from institutions with active Memorandum of Understanding agreements with UMMS outlining partnership/student exchange agreements. Barring special circumstances, international students are eligible to visit UMMS for clinical elective rotations only if they are enrolled in one of the following partner medical schools.

 

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