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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Visiting Students

Welcome to the Hofstra Northwell 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 Northwell 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 Northwell 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 April 15.

For additional information, please contact the Electives Coordinator:

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


Elective Rotation Dates:

June 13 – July 10, 2016

July 11 - August 7, 2016

August 8 - September 4, 2016

September 5 - October 2, 2016

October 3 - October 30, 2016

October 31 - November 27, 2016

November 28 - January 8, 2017

January 9 - February 5, 2017

February 6 - March 5, 2017

March 6 - April 2, 2017

April 3 - April 30, 2017