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International and Visiting Students

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

VISITING STUDENT POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS

2012

The Emory School of Medicine is committed to recruiting highly competitive and desirable medical and academic health students. It has been a long-standing tradition to showcase our programs to such candidates through the many electives offered to visiting students.

All visiting students must go through the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs in order to be considered for an elective. Placement in an elective will depend on space availability after Emory students have been assigned. Visiting students are not allowed to rotate on a core rotation of Emory’s curriculum. All visiting students must adhere to the Emory University School of Medicine Calendar for which the elective is being offered.

Acceptance for an elective will be at the final discretion of the dean’s office and the department responsible for the elective of which the student has applied.

VISITING M.D. and D.O.STUDENTS:

For students within the US and Puerto Rico: Emory University uses VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting medical student applications. Students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $100 to VSAS. If accepted, students must pay an additional registration fee of $200 to Emory University School of Medicine. To apply for an elective, please complete and submit a VSAS application. Please note that we do have additional institutional requirements as noted in VSAS. For more information visit the VSAS institution information page for Emory University School of Medicine or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org.  

For students outside the US and Puerto Rico: Students outside of the US and Puerto Rico must apply for visiting electives through the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs. All completed applications and supplemental materials must be received 90 days prior to the start of an elective. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $500 to Emory University School of Medicine. If accepted, students outside of the US and Puerto Rico will be charged a tuition fee of $3,000 (U.S. currency only) per each four-week elective with a two elective limit.

Students who are enrolled in medical schools that have an official affiliation with Emory University School of Medicine are exempt from paying this tuition, i.e. University College Dublin, La Salle University-Mexico, Yonsei University, Tiblisi State Medical University.

REQUIREMENTS:

All students outside of the US and Puerto Rico applying for a visiting elective must provide the following requirements in the English language:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A current official transcript from the student’s medical school
  3. A letter from the student’s registrar, dean or director stating that the student is in good standing (this letter also needs to specify that the student will be in his/her final year of study and will have completed and passed the required core clerkships in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, and psychiatry)
  4. Documentation of the following immunizations:
    1. Full hepatitis B vaccine series
    2. Two doses of MMR (or proof of immunity)
    3. Proof of tuberculosis screening (interferon-gamma release assay blood test, ppd, chest x-ray)
    4. Tetanus booster within the last ten years
    5. Varicella status
    6. Proof of personal health coverage which provides coverage in the United States, and specifically in Georgia
    7. Proof of medical liability and/or malpractice insurance covered by the student’s home school during the elective time (minimum of $1 million/$3 million liability/malpractice)
    8. 2 passport size/quality photographs
    9. Color copy of the main pages of the student’s passport showing: passport number, dates of issue, expiration,   photo, date of birth and place of birth 
    10. Documentation of an international criminal background check through an Emory preferred background check provider

10.  Proof of passing USMLE Step 1

11.   Color copy of students current B-1 Visa

12.  If a student from a non-English speaking country, TOEFL iBT test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results

13.  If a student from a non-English speaking country, a phone interview may be required

14.  Applicable fees as noted above in U.S. currency only

15.  If accepted, the student will need to complete instruction in OSHA safety measures and infection control precautions as well as completion of HIPAA training before starting a clinical rotation. The Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs will provide instructions on how to achieve these requirements.

VISITING STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC HEALTH PROGRAMS (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Anesthesiology & Patient Monitoring Systems, Genetics Counseling, Medical Imaging):

For academic health students within the US and Puerto Rico: A completed clinical affiliation agreement between Emory University School of Medicine and the applicant’s home institution is a requirement. Academic health students must pay a non-refundable fee of $100 to Emory University School of Medicine. If accepted, students must pay an additional registration fee of $200 to Emory University School of Medicine. Students are not permitted on a core rotation unless authorized by the related academic health program.

REQUIREMENTS:

Academic health students must also complete the following requirements.

  1. A completed application form
  2. A current official transcript from the student’s school
  3. A letter from the student’s registrar, dean or dean’s designee stating that he/she is in good standing
  4. Documentation of the following immunizations:
    1. Full hepatitis B vaccine series
    2. Two doses of MMR (or proof of immunity)
    3. Proof of tuberculosis screening (interferon-gamma release assay blood test, ppd, chest x-ray)
    4. Tetanus booster within the last ten years
    5. Varicella status
    6. Proof of personal health coverage which provides coverage in the United States, and specifically in Georgia
    7. Proof of medical liability and/or malpractice insurance covered by the student’s home school during the elective time (minimum of $1 million/$3 million liability/malpractice)
    8. Documentation of a criminal background check through an Emory preferred background check provider
    9. Documentation of OSHA safety measures and infection control precautions and HIPAA training

For academic health students outside the US and Puerto Rico: Students outside of the US and Puerto Rico must apply for visiting electives through the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs. All completed applications and supplemental materials must be received 90 days prior to the start of an elective. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $500 to Emory University School of Medicine. If accepted, students outside of the US and Puerto Rico will be charged a tuition fee of $3,000 per each four-week elective with a two elective limit. In addition to the application fee, international students must send a money order or cashier’s check in US currency. The option to pay via credit card will also be available on the Visiting Student web-site by fall of 2012. (International checks will not be accepted).

REQUIREMENTS:

All students outside of the US and Puerto Rico applying for a visiting elective must provide the following requirements in the English language:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A current official transcript from the student’s school
  3. A letter from the student’s registrar, dean, or dean’s designee stating that he/she is in good standing
  4. Documentation of the following immunizations:
    1. Full hepatitis B vaccine series
    2. Two doses of MMR (or proof of immunity)
    3. Proof of tuberculosis screening (interferon-gamma release assay blood test, ppd, chest x-ray)
    4. Tetanus booster within the last ten years
    5. Varicella status
    6. Proof of personal health coverage which provides coverage in the United States, and specifically in Georgia
    7. Proof of medical liability and/or malpractice insurance covered by the student’s home school during the elective time (minimum of $1 million/$3 million liability/malpractice)
    8. 2 passport size/quality photographs
    9. Color copy of the main pages of the student’s passport showing: passport number, dates of issue, expiration,   photo, date of birth and place of birth
    10. Documentation of an international criminal background check through an Emory preferred background check provider

10.  Color copy of student’s current B-1 Visa

11.  If a student from a non-English speaking country, TOEFL iBT test results

12.  If a student from a non-English speaking country, a phone interview may be required

13.  Applicable fees as noted above in U.S. currency only

14.  If accepted, you will need to complete instruction in OSHA safety measures and infection control precautions as well as completion of HIPAA training before starting a clinical rotation. The Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs will provide instructions on how to achieve these requirements.

Please note that there may be additional requirements and criteria for acceptance by individual departments for visiting students. The final approval of student acceptance is at the discretion of the School of Medicine. A completed application does not guarantee acceptance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, QUESTIONS, OR TO SEND IN APPLICATION MATERIALS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ms. Barbara Bingham, Clinical Education Office Manager

bbingha@emory.edu  

Emory University School of Medicine

Office of Clinical Education

49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE Suite 102

Atlanta, GA 30303