Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes visiting medical students into the senior elective program. Electives are for four weeks and are available, space permitting, to full-time students in good academic standing in the final or fourth year at a medical school in North America accredited by either the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Applications from visiting medical student will be considered after May 1 for the following academic year, which runs from July through June.
Boonshoft School of Medicine participates in the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the elective begins. We will obtain the approval of the sponsoring department and confirm the elective's starting date, time and location; notify the student about the approval (or non-approval) of the application; and confirm the decision in writing. Visiting fourth-year students from other medical schools also must pay an application fee of $15 to have their VSAS application reviewed.
Students are required to have malpractice insurance in the amount of at least $1 million per occurrence with an annual aggregate of $5 million to cover the student while taking an elective at Wright State. If your school does not provide malpractice insurance, you will need to acquire it and provide proof of insurance as part of the elective application. Visiting students must provide up-to-date immunization records, a letter of good standing from their home school, a photograph and a copy of an evaluation form, if required by their home school. In addition, the student’s home school must verify that the student has completed training for HIPAA and OSHA bloodborne pathogens and has personal health insurance.
Students who are accepted for a visiting student rotation and decide not to accept it or to withdraw from it, are asked to notify the medical student clinical experience coordinator at the address below at least one month prior to the start of the rotation.
Questions about electives for visiting students should be directed to Erin Nash, M.Ed., medical student clinical experience coordinator.
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