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Visiting International Student Elective Program

The Office of Global Health Education supports a robust Visiting International Student Elective Program for international students coming to Yale to do clinical electives. The program receives between 450 and 500 applications a year, and accepts about 100 students.

Visiting International Medical students please view the application procedures by clicking here to find the resources you'll need to apply.

Important Notice

Visiting International Elective Student Program Message:

Yale’s Office of Global Health Education is delighted to announce that we our application system will re-open on April 15, 2021 for interested visiting international medical students. Please note, that applications will not begin to be processed until early May 2021. Applications are only being considered for rotations beginning on or after July 19, 2021. Please be sure to review all application information carefully as guidelines have changed.

We look forward to resuming our programming and the opportunity to welcome our visiting international students to campus.

All questions in regard to the VSLO application process should be directed to

If you have questions about Yale School of Medicine elective options only please email Your email will be responded to in a timely manner. Please note that staff are currently working remotely and are not be able to take calls in regard to the application process or elective options.

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)

If your home institution is currently a participating member of the AAMC - VSLO please follow the link below to complete the online application process.

If your home institution is not currently an active member of the AAMC - VSLO, you can still apply, once the applications re-open. You will need to complete a brief registration form in order to gain access to apply through VSLO. Please follow the link below to complete the brief registration, you will be provided additional instruction upon completion of the registration. Please note the registration process will up to 5 business days to complete.

Visiting Student Elective Catalog Listing

Click here to view the many clinical electives that we have offer.

Please Note: Clicking the link above will take you the Curriculum section of our site.