The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison accepts medical and osteopathic students in their final year of training for visiting student clerkships lasting from four to eight weeks.
Please note: We do not accept international students. Do not attempt the application process if you are an international student. E-mail and phone inquiries will not be replied to and NO refunds will be given if you attempt to apply.
The Visiting Student Application and Catalog system will be available to use starting Monday, April 15, 2013, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Profiles created and applications made using the 2012-2013 system will not carry forward. Please wait until the system opens on Monday, April 15, 2013.
For U.S. citizens attending U.S. medical and osteopathic schools, the application is a two-step process.
Use the e-Payment link on the Application Instructions page to pay the fee of $125. Complete the online application, print it, have your school verify the information (you must have malpractice coverage of $1 million per incident up to 3 incidents) and mail it to:
Visiting Student Coordinator
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
2130 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705-2221
Note: Paper applications will only be reviewed if the $125 fee has been paid.
Neurosurgery applicants only: The application fee is waived by the department (Neurosurgery ONLY) and you may bypass this part of the application.
Students Attending U.S. Medical and Osteopathic Schools: Only the 2-page printed application will be accepted. All additional paper documents will be discarded.
When your application and payment are received, the instructions for uploading the necessary documentation to meet all the requirements for consideration will be e-mailed to you.
What You Can Expect Next
Once you have completed Step B of the process, your application will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. You will be either approved on the School of Medicine and Public Health level at this point, or further instructions will be given if we need additional documents.
You will be notified by e-mail when your application is approved. When you receive approval at the School of Medicine and Public Health level through this application process, your approved status will be forwarded to the department for which you applied to rotate. Some departments will place you immediately, some will have a slight delay, based on the demand for placement of our own students and the individual department process. Specifically:
Please note that Internal Medicine Electives (Courses starting with #632) placement will not begin, for approved visiting U.S. students until June 3, 2013. Once you have been approved your application and elective rotation selections will be forwarded for consideration and placement depending on availability. You will then be enrolled in available electives.
Emergency Medicine will be scheduling immediately, even though you will find this course selection under the Internal Medicine Electives (courses starting with 632). Most other 632 courses will have delayed placement until June 3. You should NOT delay or wait to apply however. You can complete the full application process and get School of Medicine and Public Health level approval now, to have the best chance at placement. Anyone who applies but ultimately is not placed will receive a full refund of their application fee. This would be very rare though, and most are placed without issue.
Added clarification: School of Medicine and Public Health level approval does NOT constitute final approval. It is however, pre-requisite to departmental consideration and approval. Only the department for which you applied will give you final approval and scheduling information. Until you receive confirmation that you are scheduled by the department, do not assume final approval.