Pediatrics clinic

Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in rotating at U-M!

Our VMSP is not available to individuals who have already received an MD degree.

UMMS offers clinical electives to visiting medical students who are in their final year and attending either:

  • A U.S. medical school that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).




All students (including visiting medical students), faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine), Dearborn and Flint campuses are required to be vaccinated and have received the booster shot against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination and booster shot information. Visiting medical student applicants who secure an elective at the UMMS/Michigan Medicine will receive further information to report their COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot information prior to the start of their elective. The University of Michigan vaccine information can be found at:



We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our visiting students. Because space is limited, UMMS generally hosts international students only from partner institutions where we have active exchange agreements. If you're attending an international (non-U.S.) medical school, please visit the Global REACH website to determine your eligibility.



Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion sponsors a 4-week Health Equity Visiting Student Clerkship. The aim is to promote the development of medical student’s interest in health equity and inclusion work. CLICK HERE for more information about the clerkship.



To be considered eligible for a clinical elective, a U.S. medical school student MUST:

  • Be in their final year of medical studies
  • Be in good academic and professional standing
  • Have completed 48 weeks of required rotations in the same medical school where they completed their basic science (M1 and M2) training
  • Meet requirements and prerequisites of the requested elective(s)
  • Apply using the AAMC’s VSLO; no applications are accepted outside of VSLO
  • Application documentation required:
    • Pre-decision documents (must be submitted when you submit your application):
      • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
      • Personal Statement
      • Photo
      • Transcript (must be an inventory of the medical school courses medical student has taken towards their degree and the grades they have received from the start of medical school to present.)
      • Post-decision documents (submitted after an elective offer has been accepted):
        • COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation (3 shot series required; 2 vaccines + 1 booster)
        • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form (completed), please follow the instructions on the form making sure all required documentation has been added or attached.



VSLO application requirements can be found in the appropriate link in the above RESOURCES section.

Visit our Institution Information site in VSLO for further details about applying. This information is subject to change.



2023-2024 Electives Catalog Published in AAMC VSAS will be available for viewing beginning January 1, 2023

Applications Accepted: Beginning February 1, 2023

Application Deadline:  45 days prior to the start of the rotation

Applications Processed:  Applications are reviewed for eligibility in the order in which they are received. Due to the high volume of applications received, the review process may take up to 10 days or more. Once eligibility is determined, the individual departments review their applications and determine availability in the elective applied to. As you probably know, our own students are scheduled into the various department electives, and the departments must balance the number of learners at the clinical sites, including the core clerkship students. It is a delicate balance the departments strive to achieve to allow for an optimal learning environment for all the students involved.

Rotating off-cycle or off-block is not permitted:  You must rotate according to the 4-week rotation dates specified in the appropriate Visiting Student Clinical Calendar listed in the RESOURCE section above.

Elective Limits:  A maximum of two (2) 4-week electives (total of 2 months) may be completed.  Research electives are not permitted.  Only the electives listed in our visiting student catalog are available and only during the periods indicated in VSLO.  Some electives are not available to osteopathic medical students.  Please review the electives catalog in VSLO for more information.



Under no circumstances shall an interested student make independent arrangements with a program or faculty. All inquiries regarding UMMS elective opportunities or the VMSP should be directed to [email protected] (U.S. medical students) or Global REACH (international medical students).



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