Each department determines whether they will be able to accommodate visiting students and what criteria will be used to accept students into an externship. You may be asked to provide additional information such as: transcripts, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 Score, a current Curriculum vitae (CV), etc. Visiting students may take up to 8 weeks of electives at UC Davis School of Medicine. 

UC Davis School of Medicine basic requirements for visiting students include: Good academic standing. Valid Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) training, malpractice ($1 million per occurrence/ $3 million aggregate), personal health insurance, all required immunization/vaccination records (note: some of these requirements have to be fulfilled within 90 days of the elective start date), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training and passing of the USMLE Step 1 or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).

Application Process
Students should visit the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC's)  Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), and complete an application as their first step. Students will be contacted by the Department they have applied to should more information be needed. (Transcripts, USMLE Step 1 scores, CV, etc.)

Processing Fees:  Visiting medical students pay $300 per elective. All applicants accepting an offer at UC Davis School of Medicine must go online and submit their elective processing fee within 48 hours of accepting the offer. Since a visiting student accepting an offer will keep the position from other interested candidates, UC Davis School of Medicine does not refund the fees. The fees are only refunded if a department has to cancel the elective.  For more information, please visit uPay.

The Office of Student and Resident Diversity offers financial assistance to qualified individuals.