Visiting Student Clerkship

Clerkships Visiting Students

The Neurology Clerkship is a four-week rotation that should provide a setting for 4th year medical students to learn Clinical Neurology. For students that are interested in Neurology as a possible career it is strongly recommended that the student do an Acting Internship (AI) rotation in the summer or early fall of his/her fourth year of medical school.

The Visiting Medical Student Program is an integral part of undergraduate medical education at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Visiting students benefit from exposure to a wide variety of clinical experiences. At the same time our students and faculty benefit from the opportunity to interact and work closely with students from different medical educational backgrounds.

 

Prerequisites for the Student


Successful completion of the pre-clinical curriculum of medical school, including clinically relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and physical diagnosis. In addition, he/she must have completed all required courses/rotations for the third year of medical school. The student must be in good standing at an LCME accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school. For more details on the rotation, please refer to the student clerkship curriculum guidelines.

 

How to Apply


All applications to the Visiting Student Program are made through the VSAS System. All applications must be complete at least one month prior to the start of the rotation.  Please contact Dolores Bell, clerkship coordinator at (717) 531-1803 if you have any questions.

 

Policy and Procedures


In accordance with the Pennsylvania State law, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine no longer accepts foreign medical students for any kind of clinical rotation.

Because of limited space available for clinical positions, Penn State medical students are given priority in scheduling elective rotations. Visiting medical student positions will not be filled until Penn State student assignments have been completed. Visiting medical students are limited to two four-week electives or a maximum of eight weeks at the College of Medicine. Applicants must follow the Penn State academic calendar.

 

Eligibility for the Visiting Student Program


Elective rotations are available for medical students in good standing in their final year from schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) within the United States and Canada. In accordance with the Pennsylvania State law, Penn State College of Medicine no longer accepts foreign medical students for any kind of clinical rotation.

Elective rotations are available for medical students in good standing in their final year from schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) within the United States and Canada. In accordance with the Pennsylvania State law, Penn State College of Medicine no longer accepts foreign medical students for any kind of clinical rotation.

 

  • Must have taken and passed core clinical rotations in Medicine, Pediatrics, Family and Community Medicine (or Primary Care Medicine), Psychiatry, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Must have passed USMLE Step I Examination or COMLEX.
  • Must meet Penn State College of Medicine Technical Standards