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  • Fourth-year electives are available to visiting students only on the Milwaukee Campus.

  • Observerships are coordinated directly through the departments that offer them.  The medical school does not offer observerships.

  • It is not possible to audit courses.

  • ALL fourth-year scheduling is done centrally through the Office of the Registrar. Please do not contact the departments directly for elective information.

2017-2018 Visiting Student Course Catalog

The Medical College of Wisconsin uses the VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) system for processing visiting student applications. For more information on VSAS, please visit their website or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878

For application requirements visit: MCW’s VSAS page.
We will start accepting applications April 3, 2017
  • Visiting students must be in good academic standing at their home institutions.
  • Visiting students must have completed their institution’s core clinical rotations prior to taking fourth-year electives at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Applications will be considered from students if they are from an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school.
  • International students are not eligible to apply for fourth-year electives.
  • All students must have taken and passed the USMLE, Step 1 or COMLEX, Step 1 Examination.
  • Visiting students may enroll for 4, 8, 12, or 16 weeks of electives at MCW or its affiliated institutions.
  • MCW reserves the right to immediately terminate the enrollment of any visiting student who: posts any grade of less than “Pass” in the MCW grading system or violates any MCW policy or procedure regarding misconduct or professional behavior.
  • Any student who has transferred to an LCME or COCA-accredited medical school after being dismissed from the Medical College of Wisconsin or any student who withdrew from the College in poor academic standing, is not eligible to enroll in fourth-year electives as a visiting student.

All Medical College of Wisconsin electives are four-weeks in length. Courses begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday and are only offered for the dates listed below.

July                              July 3 – July 30, 2017
August                         July 31 –August 27, 2017
September                  August 28 –September 24, 2017
October                       September 25– October 22, 2017
November                   October 23 –November 19, 2017
December                   November 20– December 17, 2017
January                        January 8 –February 4, 2018
February                      February 5 –March 4, 2018
March                         March 5 – April 1, 2018
April                            April 2 – April 29, 2018

  • The Medical College of Wisconsin does not provide housing. You can find housing information through Rotating Room

Page Updated 06/29/2017