Clerkships

  • 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

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 while at the same time, our students, residents, and faculty benefit from the opportunity to interact and work closely with students from different medical educational backgrounds.

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.


For more information, visit our Student Affairs site.