CHANGES IN VISITING STUDENT POLICIES SECONDARY TO COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and consistent with the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability Workgroup, CMU College of Medicine will only offer visiting electives to medical students without access to a clinical experience and residency program at their home institution. A maximum of one four-week visiting rotation will be allowed. Applicants will be required to upload a letter from their medical school attesting that they do not have access to the specific specialty rotation.
Please note: Currently, we are only able to accept applicants through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VLSO).
These requirements will remain in effect for the entirety of Academic Year 2020-21. We truly appreciate your interest in our residency programs, and are very sorry for this inconvenience. Stay safe!
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.
- 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.