Program Eligibility

Visiting elective program for students from U.S. Medical Schools

  • Students must be in good standing in medical school at a US LCME accredited allopathic institution.
  • Students must have completed all core clinical clerkships before beginning the clinical elective program.
  • Yale does not provide basic clerkships, only electives.
  • Yale does not offer observerships/externships.
  • Students must be in their final year of medical studies in order to participate in the elective program.
  • U.S. citizens attending international medical schools are not eligible for the Visiting Student Elective Program. Naturalized citizens or green-card holders are eligible.
If you are a visiting international medical student, please see our International Medical Student Education site.