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Visiting Medical Student Information

Thank you for your interest in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Visiting Medical Student Program.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will not accept applications for onsite clinical electives from visiting medical students for the 2020-2021 academic year, except for students from medical schools located in the state of Maryland who do not have access to clinical experience with a residency program in their desired specialty at their school. All onsite research electives for visiting medical students have been cancelled through at least January 1, 2021.

Effective July 17, 2020, applications from visiting medical students will be accepted for Virtual Research Electives beginning on or after August 17, 2020 and for Virtual Clinical Electives beginning on or after September 7, 2020. Virtual electives will be conducted entirely via remote instructional modalities, either synchronously or asynchronously depending upon the course, and will not require students to be physically present in order to participate. Visiting medical students will not be permitted to enter any School of Medicine research or clinical facilities.”

Questions about the application process should be directed to the visiting student coordinator at


Attention Applicants

The following types of electives are offered by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) to visiting medical students:

1. Clinical Electives: A limited number of clinical electives are available to final year medical students who are attending either LCME approved schools (U.S. and Canadian medical 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 a school official before submitting your application.

2. Research Elective: Research experiences are offered on a space available basis to U.S. and international trained medical students who submit appropriate application materials to the Registrar's Office.


Important Information for Applicants

Application Process


Expectations for Clinical Elective


Immunization Requirements

International Students


Questions about the Process?

Please DO NOT call to check on the status of your application.  If you have a question, please review the information above before contacting our office.


Updated: 5/19/2020