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Visiting Student Programs

Four-week Rotations for Visiting Students in their Final Year of Medical Studies

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Thank you for your interest in participating in an elective rotation or sub-internship at Yale School of Medicine. We offer four-week rotations to visiting students in their final year of medical studies, who are in good standing in medical school at either a U.S. LCME accredited medical school or a participating COCA accredited AACOM member college listed in the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) program. (Please note, we do not offer observerships to visiting students.)

We invite you to explore this website to learn about the curricular opportunities we offer, as well as the different eligibility requirements and application processes for students from U.S. medical schools and for international students. Please note, you must follow the application process described—and not, for example, reach out directly to faculty—to be considered.

Again, thank you for your interest in visiting Yale School of Medicine.

Elective Dates

Clinical Electives are offered for four (4) week periods only for visiting medical students. Below are the elective periods for the academic year.

Students may apply for a maximum of three (3) four (4) week electives through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) website.

2024/2025 Academic Year
07/15/2024 – 08/09/2024
08/12/2024 – 09/06/2024
09/09/2024 – 10/04/2024
10/07/2024 – 11/01/2024
11/04/2024 – 11/29/2024
12/02/2024 – 12/27/2024
01/27/2025 – 02/27/2025
02/24/2025 – 03/21/2025
03/24/2025 – 04/18/2025
04/21/2025 – 05/16/2025
05/19/2025 – 06/13/2025

Elective policy for visiting medical students

The Elective Policy for Visiting Medical Students contains helpful details about topics such as available electives, eligibility, registration, required documents, orientation while at Yale, and evaluations.

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Contact Us/Questions

Below is contact information for different categories of questions.

Questions about the VSLO application process

All questions about the VSLO application process should be directed to

Students at U.S. Medical Schools with questions about elective options only

International students with questions about elective options only

Please email the Office of Global Health Education & Visiting Student Programs.

Your email will be responded to in a timely manner.

FAQs for international students

Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Global Health Education and Visiting Student Programs has compiled these FAQs, which answer many questions international students commonly ask about visiting elective opportunities.

Residents/Interns with questions about visiting clerkship opportunities

If you have questions about completing a residency or internship visiting experience at Yale, please explore the Graduate Medical Education website.