FAQs

Application

Please see Required Documents for Visiting Student Elective Program.

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About two months, but you should apply at least six months in advance of the date you hope to start the elective.

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There is no deadline for applications. Your application should arrive at least six months before you plan to start your clinical elective.

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Mail it to:

Office of International Medical Student Education
Yale School of Medicine
ES Harkness Hall
367 Cedar St.
Room 214 
New Haven, CT 06510

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Because we require your school seal on the application, we need you to mail your application to the office. We are not able to accept e-mailed or faxed applications.

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Yes

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The School of Medicine does not have a TOEFL code. Please include a copy of your TOEFL scores with the rest of the documents in your application.

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No, you do not need to resubmit your application, we will process your old application.

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Eligibility

Visiting international students need B-1 Visa status. Please read this document: United States Visa Information.

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Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you are a U.S. resident or citizen, attending medical school outside of the U.S. (Please note: Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.)

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Unfortunately, the roster is always changing, so we cannot determine what seats are available. We encourage you to apply for the electives you plan to make a career in.

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Electives

No. Students may only take two different electives in any 8-week period.

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Unfortunately, it is difficult to give this information, as elective schedules can change on a daily and weekly basis.

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No. Visiting students must apply for clinical electives in accordance with the Yale rotation schedule.

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No, these are clinical electives and do not satisfy core clerkship requirements.

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Tuition & Fees

No

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By Credit Card or bank check made out in U.S. dollars to Yale University. 

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General Information

Please bring your passport along with any requested paperwork or required documentation.

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The dress code on the wards is professional attire. Men should wear button-down shirts and ties, and women should wear dress pants or skirt. Students can bring a white coat to wear on the wards or purchase a white coat at a nearby bookstore. Please note that in the U.S. medical students wear short white coats – you must have a short white coat, long ones are worn by residents and fellows and will not be permitted for students.

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If you have other questions, please e-mail: internal.health@yale.edu.