Visiting Students

Welcome to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Visiting Student Website for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Visiting Medical Students

Welcome to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Visiting Student Website for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!​

Important dates:​

​In order to ensure fairness to all students, Einstein does not allow visiting students to make their own arrangements with individual course directors. All scheduling is done on a space-available basis through the Registrar's Office. ​Please do not contact elective course leaders for approval to rotate.​

COVID-19 has presented our campus community with many challenges and a good deal of uncertainty. As a result, we will not consider accepting visiting medical students earlier than module 3B which begins October 12th, 2020. August 17th, 2020 is the anticipated date we will begin accepting applications.

MANDATORY: All students travelling from a restricted area MUST quarantine for 14 days prior to the start of an elective rotation.

August 17th: The 2020-2021 elective catalog will be made visible on VSAS
August 17th: We will begin accepting applications on VSAS
August 31st​: We will begin notifying students
(Please note: August 31st is the date we will begin notifying students of their acceptances, this does not guarantee you will receive notification on this date)

Einstein requires visiting students to submit an application on ​
AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS)

Einstein does not accept international students. Visiting Students​ ​must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident, or have an F-1 student visa issued from their home medical school. Einstein also does not accept students from non-accredited LCME medical schools for elective courses, ​excluding pre-approved students from one of Einstein’s established Student Exchange Programs or Affiliated School. ​ Please see Non-VSAS Application Requirements tab for more information

General Information:​

  • ​Einstein requires visiting students to follow our set rotation dates ​
  • We are unable to respond to inquiries regarding availability of electives or application status
  • If a particular elective or rotation date is not posted on the VSAS catalog, it is not being offered to visiting students
  • We are unable to reserve/waitlist spots
  • Completed applications are registered on a first come, first serve basis
  • A maximum of 3 electives/12 weeks are allowed
  • Registration MUST be finalized and confirmed by the Office of the Registrar
  • Einstein does not provide housing, parking, or meal tickets for electives
  • A non-refundable $100 registration processing fee must be submitted to the Registrar's office 30 days before the elective is set to begin

General Student Eligibility Requirements

(your school must verify this information on VSAS):
  • Must have up-to-date training in HIPAA, Infection Control, BLS, Mask Fit
  • Must be in final year of medical school
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Completed required clinical core clerkships by the starting date of the desired elective
  • Have Passed the USMLE Step I Exam (or the COMLEX Exam)
  • Completed a ​pre-matriculated ​background check
  • Malpractice insurance through their home medical school ($1 million per claim/$3 million Aggregate) **​Students who purchase malpractice coverage on their own MUST do so PRIOR to acceptance​

Visiting Student ​Evaluations:​

The Registrar's office has ​NO​ involvement with visiting student evaluations. It is the student’s responsibility to have an evaluation completed and returned to their home school.​

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