Visiting Medical Students

Each year, in mid-March, an updated elective catalog is published. On the final Friday of April, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health begins accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. In mid-May, we begin processing visiting student applications.

We review applications for visiting students meeting all criteria:

  • The student is a U.S. citizen, Canadian citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • The student is currently enrolled in an LCME or AOA accredited medical school
  • The student is in their final year of training at the time they will be rotating in the School of Medicine and Public Health
  • The student has passed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1

There are no exceptions to these criteria.

Application Process

Affiliation Agreement

An affiliation agreement between the visiting student’s home institution and UW–Madison is required before a visiting student begins their rotation. Required documents are located on UW Box: AAMC Uniform Affiliation Agreement (PDF), UW SMPH as Host Letter (Word Doc) and information/instructions (PDF).

For questions specifically relating to affiliation agreements, please have your institution contact