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Visiting Elective Program for Students from U.S. Medical Schools

We welcome eligible MD students from US medical schools to apply to spend four to eight weeks participating in electives or sub-internships at Yale School of Medicine. If you are interested, we encourage you to learn more about the program at this website, including the eligibility requirements and how to apply below.


  • Students must be in good standing in medical school at a U.S. LCME accredited medical school or participating COCA accredited AACOM member college listed in VSAS.
  • 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.


Please note, Yale students will have priority over visiting students for scheduling of elective rotations until the release of the yearly fourth year schedule. We will let you know if your preferred elective is available as soon as possible.


Eligible students from U.S. medical schools apply for visiting elective/sub-internship experiences through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) program. Please note, Yale School of Medicine Office of Global Health Education charges a non-refundable $50 processing fee per applicant. The non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from the elective fee of $200, per elective, should the application be accepted. This is subject to change each academic year.