For medical students who are interested in rotating at UC Davis in their 4th year to check us out, we do offer many elective courses in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Students will need to visit the AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) and complete an application (there is a fee associated with this). Cardiology, General Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, and Rheumatology/Allergy prefer to be contacted beforehand. The contact person for each specialty can be found through the VSLO catalogue.

We do require that students have successfully completed all of their 3rd-year clerkships before enrolling for these electives. Please note that for our Externship (Visiting Acting/Sub Internship) in Medicine (IMD 462), space is very limited. Please include the following additional documents for consideration: a letter of interest and USMLE/COMLEX scores (you may compile it into a word document and save as one PDF to upload onto the VSLO website).

Although we do not supply housing or stipends, there are many rentals available near the medical center. Arrangements for housing must be done on an individual basis. 

Please note that the Office of Student and Resident Diversity does have a special program that offers significant financial assistance to qualified 4th year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine and/or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Information on this program, called the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Elective Program, can be found here:

Thank you for your interest in our program.


Hershan Johl, M.D.
Craig Keenan, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
4150 V Street, #1100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7080
Fax: 916-734-7074