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Registration and VSLO Application Procedure

Registration Contacts and Application Procedure

UR medical students may enroll for any of these courses through the Medical School Registrar’s Office.
Contact: Monique Williams - Medical School Assistant Registrar

Students from other U.S. or select international medical schools should apply via the AAMC's VSLO program. For more information, go to the Medical Education Visiting Students page. The University of Rochester accepts 4th year students for visiting electives. We currently only consider applicants from the following international medical schools:

  • Jagiellonian University Medical School - Krakow, Poland
  • National Taiwan University Medical College - Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland
  • Seoul National University College of Medicine - Seoul, South Korea
  • Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina - Pamplona, Spain
  • Universidad Nacional de San Augustin de Arequipa - Arequipa, Peru
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Facultad de Medicina San Fernando - Lima, Peru

Visiting Clerkship Program

Our Department also welcomes students who apply through the University of Rochester's "Visiting Clerkship Program." If you have already applied to rotate with us through VSLO, you may also apply through the Visiting Clerkship Program. Your application through VSLO will still be considered, even if you are not accepted into the Visiting Clerkship Program.

Program Information

A limited number of visiting clerkship positions are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center from August through November 2022 for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching.
The Visiting Clerkship Program is designed to give students an opportunity to experience training at URMC and to connect with faculty, residents, and 4th year medical students.

  • Funding includes $1,000 for travel and housing.
  • Mentorship opportunities include connection with a faculty mentor and advisor, as well as with a resident and current 4th year medical student from underrepresented backgrounds. Our current trainees serve to introduce visiting students to the medical center, its resources, and the Rochester community.
  • Each student will be given the opportunity to meet with the Residency Program Director(s) relevant to their future careers.


  • Must be a registered student in good standing at their home school while participating in the externship
  • Full-time, final year medical student attending a LCME-accredited U.S. medical school and have completed 3rd year core clerkships
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching

Application Requirements

  • Official transcript
  • USMLE Step score(s)
  • One-page personal statement (Describe your career goals and interest in pursuing a clerkship at URMC, your vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations, as well as any information about your future career plans that you think would be helpful in matching you with a URMC program.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of support from a Student Affairs Dean
  • Background Check

Application deadline is June 1, 2022.

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