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Visiting Medical Students


Fourth year medical students US Medical Schools interested in our Emergency Medicine or Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency programs are encouraged to apply to one of our several elective rotations. The rotating student will work with attending faculty as well as current emergency medicine residents. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their parent school, must have their school's approval to participate in the desired elective, and must have liability insurance coverage. Please refer to for course descriptions of the rotations we offer.


All visiting US medical school students and US Osteopathic medical students apply through VSAS.  Generally, the medical school begins processing of visiting student applications in late May.  For the OFFICIAL application information, required paperwork and deadline information please refer to the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine website. Here is the school’s website:


Additional requirements for students applying for an EM elective: 

  • CV
  • the USMLE Step 1 scores, either uploaded or within CV.

Please note, we do not offer the research elective for visiting students. 

For eligibility, application deadlines, procedures, forms and housing information please refer to the Registrar's website at

For additional questions or concerns about the process, feel free to email the Registrar at or call 718-270-1107.