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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Visiting Students

 

The Medical University of South Carolina will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Academic Year beginning May 1, 2014.
 
MUSC offers a wide number of electives and externship experiences to medical students who are in the final year of their studies. Students must have successfully completed the basic core clerkships (Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine) in order to be eligible. All approvals are at the discretion of the department.
 
Approval notices are sent via email and will include additional information and requirements.


Students Applying From LCME Accredited Institutions

Applications from students enrolled in LCME accredited institutions can be submitted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) beginning May 1, 2014.


Students Applying from Schools of Osteopathic Medicine   

 Applications from students enrolled in Osteopathic Medical Schools can be submitted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) beginning May 1, 2014. All Osteopathic students who are accepted will be required to pay tuition equivalent to that of out of state tuition per 4 week rotation.

                                                                                                                                             

Underrepresented in Medicine Students

The Visiting Elective Program (VEP) is a joint sponsorship by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine’s Dean’s Office and the Office of Diversity. The goal of the program is to recruit talented underrepresented in medicine (URM) students to MUSC that have met all requirements for visiting student electives. The program provides support for fourth year students (African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander) to participate in rotations throughout MUSC. While gaining experience in their selected disciplines, visiting students have access to the MUSC library, the Center of Academic Excellence and other student facilities, as well as to various educational programs and seminars.http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/diversity/programs/VisitClerkshpBrochure.pdf


Students Applying from International Schools of Medicine

MUSC does not accept applications from international visiting medical students through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).   To apply, the student must first obtain a letter of support from an MUSC faculty member who knows them personally.  This letter must address the student’s attributes, professionalism and academic credentials.  Once the letter of support is received and approved by the Manager of Clinical Coordination, Credentialing and Compliance for Medical Students, an elective application will be sent to the student. 

Students applying must be enrolled full-time at their home institution and in their final year of medical school.  Applications will only be accepted for rotations during October – April and rotations will only be permitted where there is clinical space available.  Pro-rated out of state tuition charges for each rotation will apply.  All applications are due at least 90 days before the start of the rotation.


Sara Frampton
Manager, Clinical Coordination, Credentialing
and Compliance for Medical Students
Medical University of South Carolina
Office:  (843) 792-2427
Fax:  (843) 792-4262
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 601 CSB
Charleston, SC  29425
frampto@musc.edu