Pediatrics clinic

Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in rotating at U-M!


All students (including visiting medical students), faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine), Dearborn and Flint campuses are required to be vaccinated and have received the booster shot against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination and booster shot information. Visiting medical student applicants who secure an elective at the UMMS/Michigan Medicine will receive further information to report their COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot information prior to the start of their elective. The University of Michigan vaccine information can be found at:

For the 2022-2023 Visiting Medical Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), the University of Michigan Medical School’s (UMMS) Visiting Medical Student Program (VMSP) will follow the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s recommendations and will not place restrictions on the number of away rotations a student may take per specialty. Future restrictions may be implemented by UMMS Leadership as they continue to monitor the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our VMSP is not available to individuals who have already received an MD degree.

UMMS offers a number of clinical electives to students who are in their final year and attending either:

  • A U.S. medical school that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).



We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our visiting students. Because space is limited, UMMS generally hosts international students only from partner institutions where we have active exchange agreements. If you're attending an international (non-U.S.) medical school, please visit the Global REACH website to determine your eligibility.


Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion sponsors a 4-week Health Equity Visiting Student Clerkship. The aim is to promote the development of medical student’s interest in health equity and inclusion work. CLICK HERE for more information about the clerkship.


To be considered eligible for a clinical elective, a U.S. medical school student MUST:

  • Be in their 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(s)
  • Apply using the AAMC’s VSLO; no applications are accepted outside of VSLO


VSLO application requirements can be found in the appropriate link in the above RESOURCES section.

Visit our Institution Information site in VSLO for further details about applying. This information is subject to change.


Electives Catalog Published in VSAS: Academic Year 2022-2023

Applications Accepted: Beginning March 28, 2022

Application Deadline:  45 days prior to the start of the rotation.

Applications Processed:  Applications are reviewed for eligibility in the order in which they are received. Due to the high volume of applications received, the review process may take up to 10 days or more. Once eligibility is determined, the individual departments review their applications and determine availability in the elective applied to. As you probably know, our own students are scheduled into the various department electives, and the departments must balance the number of learners at the clinical sites, including the core clerkship students. It is a delicate balance the departments strive to achieve to allow for an optimal learning environment for all the students involved.

Rotating off-cycle or off-block is not permitted:  You must rotate according to the 4-week rotation dates specified in the appropriate Visiting Student Clinical Calendar listed in the RESOURCE section above.

Elective Limits:  A maximum of two (2) 4-week electives (total of 2 months) may be completed.  Research electives are not permitted.  Only the electives listed in our visiting student catalog are available and only during the periods indicated in VSLO.  Some electives are not available to osteopathic medical students.  Please review the electives catalog in VSLO for more information.


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