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Faculty: Visiting Student Requests

Many faculty members receive requests from non-Tufts University School of Medicine students who want to do a rotation in their department. The following information provides the guidelines we employ when reviewing requests and scheduling external students for clerkships. Please share this notice with your teaching faculty and administrators.

The Tufts School of Medicine Registrar's Office oversees and administers all aspects of the Visiting Student Program. Eligible candidates must:

  • Be in their final year of medical school;
  • Be in good academic standing; and,
  • Currently enrolled at a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Additionally, our application requires additional supplemental information pertaining to immunizations and a current official transcript. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Accepted students are scheduled for one-month elective rotations by the Registrar’s Office. Assignments are made on a space available basis after Tufts students have been scheduled.  With the exception of Baystate in Springfield, Massachusetts, customized rotation dates are not possible.

Visiting students are limited to a maximum of three (3) four week clerkships and students remain registered at their own schools while participating in visiting electives.

Also, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar's Office at 617-636-6568 with any questions concerning the Visiting Student program. We are committed to providing you with the assistance you require.

International medical school students should contact our Office of International Affairs, 617-636-0355.

MD Registrar's Office

145 Harrison Avenue
Medical Education Building, 4th floor
Phone 617-636-6568
Fax 617-636-0432

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 5:00 pm