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, USMLE Step 1 scores, a current CV, etc. Visiting students may take up to 8 weeks of electives at UC Davis School of Medicine. 

UCD SOM basic requirements for visiting students include: Good academic standing. Valid ACLS or BLS training, malpractice (1$ 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), HIPAA training and passing of the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX.

Application Process
Students should visit the AAMC’s  Visiting Student Application Service, 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 UCD SOM 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, UCD SOM does not refund the fees. The fees are only refunded if a department has to cancel the elective.  For more information, please visit Sitepay.

The Office of Student and Resident Diversity offers financial assistance to qualified individuals. 
Application: Office of Student and Resident Diversity Scholarship Program (PDF)