Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in the visiting student program. The acceptance will be on a rolling basis. Please be advised there are limited spaces available. Students who take an elective must be enrolled in their senior year of medical school at a U.S. LCME medical school or COCA accredited AACOM member colleges. They must be in good academic standing after completing their core rotations.

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Our requirements include:

  • Transcript
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • Malpractice Coverage
  • Personal Health Insurance Coverage
  • CV/Resume

Verification of HIPAA and OSHA training, ACLS or BLS certification, and malpractice coverage at $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate should be provided by your medical school.

All Students

The application period for academic year 2023-2024 electives is currently closed. The application period for academic year 2024-2025 will open April 1, 2024. Confirmation of acceptance for an elective rotation will be sent on a rolling basis.

Diversity Programs

The Visiting Clerkship Program sponsored by the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion (VCP-ODI), in collaboration with the Medical Faculty Associates of the George Washington University, provides support for fourth-year medical students with an interest in health equity, diversity, and inclusion to participate in a variety of visiting clerkships. This opportunity intends to enhance students' exposure to careers in academic medicine and to recruit students with a particular interest in the care of the under-served.

International Students

International students may inquire about electives through our Office of International Medicine Programs. We have exchange contracts and/or affiliation agreements with a limited number of international medical schools. We are able to accept students from those schools only. You may review requirements and availability on the International Clinical Electives page. Inquiries for additional information regarding international clinical electives may be sent to

Additional Information

The required application fee is $75.00 (due upon acceptance). We do not provide housing. Please bring your white coat with you as well as your school ID; we will provide ID access for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (Ross Hall), the GW Hospital, and the Himmelfarb Library. Parking is provided on campus at a discounted rate. The metro (subway) system has a stop on the GW campus at Foggy Bottom. Access to the Health and Wellness Center is available for a monthly fee.

We look forward to hosting you for an elective rotation.