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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Visiting Students

Welcome to the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Elective Rotations

Visiting fourth-year medical students are invited to apply for elective rotations offered by each of the clinical departments of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.   

All students attending USLCME Accredited Medical Schools are required to use the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) software for the School of Medicine electives. Those students attending Osteopathic schools participating in VSAS are also required to use the VSAS system for application submission.

We do not accept students from Off-Shore/Foreign medical schools, except for those medical schools that have a distinct affiliation agreement with the School of Medicine.

Eligibility requirements for an elective rotation are as follows:

    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Must be currently enrolled in an LCME accredited medical school or COCA accredited AACOM member college
    • Must be taking elective for credit
    • Upload copy of USMLE Step One Score
    • Uploaded CV
    • Photo - current photograph, preferably a head-shot in professional attire
    • NY State Infection Control Course Certificate - Any students wishing to complete a rotation at any New York State institution must have an additional certification of NY State Infection Control training​
    • Transcript - school must provide transcript
    • Background check - school must provide date that student passed background check
    • Mask fit - school must verify that student has passed mask fit test
    • OSHA/HIPAA - school must verify that student is in compliance with OSHA/HIPAA training requirements
    • Clerkships - school must verify that the following clerkships have been completed: Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery, and Pediatrics 
    • Health insurance - school must verify that it requires students to hold personal health insurance 

ONLY After Acceptance of an Elective Offer:

  • Upload completed North Shore-LIJ Health System Medical Clearance Form and all supporting documentation (i.e. lab reports)
  • Complete the Orientation for Visiting Students in Clinical Training document (including signed Clinical Training Attestation/Acknowledgement Form required on the first day of rotation)
  • Academic Affairs will not begin accepting applications until May 1st

For additional information, please contact the Electives Coordinator:

Vanessa Fyfe
Electives Coordinator
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
T: (516) 463-7278
F: (516) 463-7543


Elective Rotation Dates:

July 6, 2015 – Aug 2, 2015

Dec 21, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016 (Winter Break)

Aug 3, 2015 – Aug 30, 2015

Jan 4, 2016 – Jan 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2015 – Sept 27, 2015

Feb 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016

Sept 28, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Feb 29, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

Oct 26, 2015 – Nov 22, 2015

Mar 28, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Nov 23, 2015 – Dec 20, 2015

April 25, 2016 – May 29, 2016

May 30, 2016 - July 1, 2016