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Visiting Student Rotations

Clinical rotations within the Department of Medicine are open to visiting students in their final year of their academic curriculum. For final year medical students in good academic standing from LCME accredited medical schools in the U.S., Canada, and students from osteopathic schools, visiting electives are coordinated through the AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

Only students attending an international medical school with which the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) has a formal exchange agreement will be considered for elective experiences. Such students must be in their final year of medical studies and will be allowed to do no more than 12 weeks of elective experiences. International students must direct their application requests to the appropriate people at their home institutions to learn if their school is affiliated with the URSMD.  If so, then students must apply through the appropriate home office. Additional information can be found at the School of Medicine's Visiting Students website.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry students are given first choice of available elective openings. Thus, all visiting medical students are encouraged to select two alternate clinical electives in addition to their desired elective course when submitting an application.

For a description of electives offered at URSMD and additional information about the application process for visiting students, please visit the Medical School Registrar website.