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Visiting Students

Criteria for Visiting Student Applications


The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reviews applications for visiting students meeting all of the following 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 his/her final year of training at the time they will be rotating in the School of Medicine and Public Health
  • The student has received a passing score on USMLE Step 1

There are no exceptions to these criteria.

Visiting Medical Students at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Each year, in mid-April, an updated elective catalog is published. On the final Friday of April we begin accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. In mid-May we begin processing visiting student applications. Please:

  • Visit the VSAS website to apply. Or go directly to University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health VSAS information page.
  • Students from LCME-accredited Canadian schools should contact for instructions to apply outside of VSAS.
  • Do not contact departments or course directors unless directed to do so as outlined in the departmental links below.

Affiliation agreement: An affiliation agreement between the visiting student’s home institution and UW-Madison is required. Agreements must be initiated by the home institution. This UW Box folder contains the AAMC Uniform Affiliation Agreement, UW Implementation Letter, and information/instructions. For questions specifically relating to affiliation agreements, please have your institution contact


Visiting students seeking rotations in the following departments should select the appropriate link for additional department-specific information:

Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program

Last updated: 04/27/2017
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