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Welcome International Medical Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Student Program at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. We strive to maintain a rich diverse international visiting student program and hold multiple affiliations with institutions globally. Although we cannot guarantee placement, please know that we will do all we can to support your clinical request should we be able to match your dates with an open elective.  Students may only apply for a four week elective unless otherwise approved by Office of Medical Student Affairs or your institution requires an extended elective of eight weeks to fulfill graduation requirements.  There is a one-time non-refundable Administrative Fee of $100 that will be required prior to uploading your initial documents.  The link will be actived October 1st. 

You will need the following documents to apply:
  • TOEFL score sheet (100 score or higher)
  • Nomination letter by your Dean or Faculty of Medicine
  • Letter of Recommendation from prior Elective or Clinical Rotation Director
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts 
  • CV
  • Immunizations, Personal Health Insurance and HIPAA certification (only if approved)
Due to clinical capacity levels we will only accept students from the following institutions that hold affiliations and participate in an annual nomination and/or exchange process:
  • Ain Shams University
  • Alfaisal University
  • Dow Medical College
  • Dresden University
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Mansuora University
  • Rawalipindi Medical College
  • University for Development Studies Directly
Clinical Elective Catalog
Students may apply to various electives within the open Block.  Once the allocated electives are at capacity we will review your application for the next elective specialty.  Your application will be submitted with all other applications to the Departments for initial review once the application Block has been closed. 
Students may now apply for clinical electives during:
Block One - applications accepted January 1-15 for July - August - September rotation dates (new Academic Year begins)
Block Two - applications accepted April 1-15 for October - November - December rotation dates
Block Three - applications accepted July 1-15 for January - February - March rotation dates
Block Four - applications accepted October 1-15 for April - May - June rotation dates

Electives available for Block Four
The following electives each have ONE potential opening during April - June rotation dates.  Please apply accordingly.  As electives are filled the webpage will be updated.  Please know that these openings are fluid and may change daily.

Cardiology - April or June
Neurosurgery - April, May or June
OB GYN - April, May or June
Ophthalmology - April, May or June
Pathology - April or May
PMR - April, May or June
PSYC - April, May or June
Radiology - April, May or June

All other electives are at capacity and not available for application.

Once your application is reviewed at each stage, we will determine whether or not we can move forward with your request and will update your online application status. Students approved for rotations are only approved for those indicated and additional rotations once here will not be supported. Please email us with any questions prior to application.

Thank you and we hope to have you as a guest student this academic year.

Office of Medical Student Affairs / Visiting Students
Health Science Center - "A" Tower
500 S. Preston Street, Suite 210
Louisville Kentucky 40202