Visiting Medical Students

Application Process

Applications for research and clinical electives are accepted no more than six months prior to the elective start date, and must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start date of the elective. Visiting medical students registered for virtual electives are not permitted to enter School of Medicine research or clinical facilities.


Direct questions about the application process to our visiting student coordinator at [email protected].

Elective Application

A limited number of clinical electives are available to final year medical students who are attending either LCME or COCA accredited schools, or schools with which Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has a formal affiliation. If you are uncertain if your school has a formal affiliation with JHUSOM, check with an official at your home medical school before submitting your application.

Research experiences are offered on a space available basis to U.S. and internationally trained medical students.

To apply, please submit an application through our online VISMED Application portal. Please note that the VISMED application page is titled “Summer, High School, and Non-Degree Programs”

Frequently Asked Questions