Consistent with the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability Workgroup, CMU College of Medicine will offer visiting electives beginning July 5, 2021. Applicants should have a specialty interest in their chosen elective, and have completed no other visiting rotations in this specialty. A maximum of one four-week visiting rotation will be granted. Applicants will be required to upload a letter from their medical school stipulating that the student has completed no other visiting rotations. In addition, completion of COVID-19 vaccination series will be required at least 2 week prior to start of rotation.

Applications may be submitted starting April 15, 2021. We will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2021.

These requirements will remain in effect for the entirety of Academic Year 2021-22. We truly appreciate your interest in our residency programs. Stay safe!

Electives Catalog

Visiting Students

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) to receive and process all visiting student applications. If you are a student attending a U.S. LCME accredited or a participating COCA accredited AACOA member school, please review the complete application instructions.

Under no circumstances shall an interested student from another school make independent arrangements with a faculty member for an elective prior to submitting an application. When assigning students to electives, priority will be given to enrolled CMU College of Medicine students. Consult VSLO for elective availability.

The CMU College of Medicine offers a limited number of clinical electives to medical students currently enrolled in an LCME/COCA accredited school who meet the academic prerequisites and requirements of the elective.

International medical students are not accepted at this time for electives at the CMU College of Medicine. However, U.S. citizens who attend an institution included on the California List are eligible to apply for electives at the CMU College of Medicine. To view the list, please visit the Medical School Recognized by the Medical Board of California webpage.

Only electives listed on this site and the VSLO site are allowed.

If you are a U.S. citizen attending an institution on the California list, please submit the CMU College of Medicine Visiting Student Elective Application.


  • Students must be in good academic and professional standing at their home school.
  • Students must have taken and achieved a minimum score on the USMLE Step 1 exam or the COMLEX-USA Level 1.
  • Students must meet requirements and prerequisites listed for each elective.
  • Students must present proof of vaccinations and malpractice coverage insurance, including influenza vaccination and tuberculin screening within the past 12 months.
  • Students must present criminal background check and drug screening results obtained within the past 12 months.