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About the Program

Visiting Student Elective Program

Students studying at international medical schools who are in their final year of medical school are eligible to enroll in up to three four-week clinical elective(s), through AAMC VSLO. Please note that U.S. residents/citizens studying at international medical schools are not eligible for this program.

Application Deadline - We recommend that we receive your application 6 months before the start of your chosen elective. The latest you can apply is 4 month prior to the start of the desired elective.


The tuition for a four-week clinical elective for students from international schools for AY 20/21 is $3,972. The tuition for eight weeks is $7,944. The tuition for twelve weeks is $11,916. Tuition is subject to increases with every new academic year. This typically happens in July.

Housing Costs

Global Health no longer offers dormitory housing. Yale Off Campus Housing contains useful links for housing in the area of the medical campus (please note: by clicking this link, you are leaving the Global Health section and going into the Student Life section).

Other Costs

We estimate that minimum living expenses for a month will amount to at least $1000.