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Visiting Student Program Overview

We welcome inquiries from 4th-year students currently attending U.S. medical schools who are in good academic standing and wish to participate in our clinical elective programs.

Announcements: Updates for Visiting Students

The earliest we are considering offering electives to visiting students will be August 2021.


All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected].

Inquiries are welcome from 4th-year students currently attending U.S. medical schools who are in good academic standing and wish to participate in our Clinical Elective Programs. We are unable to accept requests for a basic (required) clerkship experience in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry Family Medicine, or Community Health.


Visiting students should apply through VSAS/VSLO. If your school does not use VSAS/VSLO to apply for away rotations, please send us an email at [email protected] and we will send you a PDF application.

Our 2021-22 catalog and requirements have been posted in VSAS. What you see on the "Institution Overview/General Application Requirements" page in VSAS is accurate for the 2021-22 year. The application deadline is 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the elective start date.

Please be advised that there is a non-refundable $150 processing fee per elective due at the time of acceptance. Please adhere to our schedule of dates listed for each elective in VSAS. Rotation start and end dates are fixed and cannot be changed.

Participation Requirements

We expect visiting students to honor their commitment once they have been accepted to participate in an elective. Students must notify our office via email if they decide to cancel an elective. If we are not notified of the cancellation and the student does not show up for the scheduled elective, the home institution will be notified.

All visiting students must be covered by malpractice or personal liability and health insurance and must submit proof of immunizations with their application. There is no tuition charge for a student who is enrolled in good standing at a U.S. medical school.

Proof of COVID vaccine is required and all visiting students must adhere to Brown's COVID-19 campus safety policy.


All visiting students are responsible for their housing arrangements.

International Students

We are currently not accepting students from our international bilateral exchange programs.

If you are a medical student from an international medical school seeking to do a clinical rotation at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, we can only consider your request if your home institution has a bilateral exchange agreement with Brown. 

If you are a student at an international medical school with whom Brown has a bilateral exchange agreement, please note that there are limited openings and you must be nominated by your medical school.

Related Links:

Visiting Students Application Service

Elective Calendars

Hospital Partners