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Visiting Students - Elective Rotations

Visiting fourth-year medical students are invited to apply for elective rotations offered by each of the clinical departments of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.   

All students attending US LCME 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.

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 
  • Personal Statement – it is strongly recommended that students upload a statement explaining their interest in the elective they applied for
  • Medical liability and/or malpractice insurance will be covered by the home school during this elective time in the amounts of: 3,000,000 in aggregate and 1,000,000 per instance

ONLY After Acceptance of an Elective Offer:

  • Upload completed Northwell Health System Medical Clearance Form and all supporting documentation (i.e. lab reports). Please do not email regarding your records until after acceptance. After you have uploaded your documents, please send an email to notify our health services:
  • Complete the Orientation for Visiting Students in Clinical Training document (including signed Clinical Training Attestation/Acknowledgement Form required on the first day of rotation)
  • Office of Student Records will not begin accepting applications until April 17, 2017.

Elective Rotation Dates:

Block 1: June 5, 2017 – July 2, 2017

Block 2: July 3, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Block 3: July 31, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Block 4: August 28, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Block 5: September 25, 2017 – October 22, 2017

Block 6: October 23, 2017 – November 19, 2017

Block 7: November 20, 2017 – December 15, 2017

Block 8: January 2, 2018 – January 28, 2018

Block 9: January 29, 2018 – February 25, 2018

Block 10: February 26, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Block 11: March 26, 2018 – April 22, 2018

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