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OVISTA will be changing software providers March 20th, 2015

All applications will be archived on March 19th.  Due to the change in software providers we will NOT be accepting any new applications until AFTER March 20th when the new site is launched. If you have any questions please email

What does this mean to you?

If your application has been approved - no further action is needed. 
If your application has been denied - no further action is needed.
If your application is being reviewed by the Vice Dean or the Department - no further action is needed.
If your application requires documents to be uploaded or you have not reached the Eligibility stage - you will need to begin a new application on the new website.

A link to the new website will be posted soon and those applications that need action will receive an email with further instructions. 

Application Fee: Please note that we do require a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 to apply for a clinical elective program to help maintain a tuition-free elective program for visiting students.

To apply you will need the following documents:
  1. TOEFL or IELFTS score sheet
  2. Letter of Recommendation from your Dean
  3. Letter of Recommendation from prior Elective or Clinical
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Transcripts
  6. CV
  7. Personal Health Care Coverage (upload when approved)
  8. Proof of Basic HIPAA Certification (upload when approved)
  9. Proof of Immunizations (upload when approved)
Due to heavy capacity levels, once the new website is launched, we will only be accepting applications from students who have been nominated from the following institutions. All other applications will unfortunately be denied due to limited clinical availabilities.

Aga Khan
Ain Shams
Dow Medical
Dresden University
Jordan University of Science and Technology
NTNU Norway
Saarland University
University of Gaza
University of Jordan

View the Clinical Elective Catalog

Please note that due to capacity levels at all clinicals, you must apply at least eight months in advance.  Unless otherwise approved, all electives will be four weeks.


Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Michael Keibler
Medical Visiting Student Coordinator or 

Personal Health Insurance: 

The basic plan of coverage is $27 USD per month at the below provider:


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



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