Advanced Studies Electives: International Students

UPDATE: We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018 electives. The deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017. Complete applications must be sent using the directions on the application. All credentials must be in order based on the checklist. If you have questions, please contact visiting.students@umassmed.edu.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) welcomes students who are in good academic standing and are in their final clinical year of medical school education to participate in our International Visiting Student Elective program.  We offer a variety of electives at UMMS teaching sites. Electives for visiting students are available on a competitive basis each academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be in their final clinical year of medical school.
  • Students must meet all the elective prerequisites.
  • Students must be fluent in English (see TOEFL requirement on guidelines/checklist document). All application materials must be submitted in English.
  • International students are eligible to participate in electives noted on the published list titled "international elective list." Elective availability is subject to change without notice.
  • There is a non-refundable $100 application fee.  Applicants offered an elective are required to pay an additional $500 administrative fee for the accepted elective.
  • Malpractice/Liability Insurance minimums are $1 million per occurrence / $3 million aggregate. If you do not have malpractice insurance provided by your university, you must complete the Non-UMMS Malpractice Insurance Form and submit with your application. Additionally, you will make out a $50 check to UMass Memorial Healthcare, Inc. and submit that alongside the Malpractice Insurance application.

 Process:  

  • Complete the entire International Students Application packet including the application and all other required documentation (Please see the International elective guidelines for details).
  • The electives you are interested in must be on the international student elective offering list (top left of this webpage).
  • Mail the completed application along with a $100 non-refundable application fee to the address listed at the bottom of the international elective guidelines form. (Student selected by the International committee will be required to pay an additional $500 administrative fee for an elective if you are accepted.)  Applications that are missing information will not be processed.
  • Applicants will be notified by email if their application will be considered for an elective.

Please Note: Changes to an International visiting student's elective schedule are not allowed once the student has arrived in the United States.

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