Visiting Senior Medical Students
MCW accepts applications through VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities) for senior medical students attending an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school seeking to take an MCW 4-week elective for credit during the fall term only (July-December). MCW will be accepting students for visiting rotation starting in June 2023.
Please note that while we do accept international students, we do not accept students attending an international medical school for our 4th year electives or clerkships. VSLO does provide a list of schools that do accept international school applicants.
VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities)
MCW Visiting Student Course Offerings
Viewable the first week in January; applications open the first week in April
Institution Overview, Application Requirements and Rotation Dates
Applications close the first week in September
Affiliation Agreement (DOC)
All participating departments are offering a Visiting Medical URiM Student Elective Program. The program is designed to expose URiM students to the outstanding training programs at MCW, connect students to current MCW faculty, students, and trainees, and increase the number of URiM students applying for house staff positions at MCW. Students will have opportunities for mentoring from faculty and trainees. Dedicated social engagement through activities showcasing the city of Milwaukee will also be provided.
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Plastic Surgery
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
- Radiology | Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Visiting URM Student Elective Program
- Radiation Oncology
The Office of the Registrar coordinates applications and scheduling for visiting senior medical students who wish to pursue a 4-week elective for credit.
The Office of the Registrar does not coordinate observerships or any other types of visiting student placement. However, here are some additional opportunities at Children’s Wisconsin or Froedtert for student placement or observer/job shadow inquiries:
- Observers/job shadows at Children’s Wisconsin
- Allied Professional Students (Children's Wisconsin)
- Job shadow/observer at Froedtert Health
- Student experience at Froedtert
The application status for visiting students is communicated through VSLO. The Office of the Registrar respectfully requests applicants utilize VSLO and not contact the Office of the Registrar for updates. Furthermore, the Office of the Registrar respectfully requests applicants not contact academic departments directly.
Visiting Student Resources
Visiting Senior Medical Student Guide
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