We welcome visiting students from other LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools to EVMS and CHKD. Each year many students spend a senior elective or acting internship with us. The guidelines below are for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Guidelines For Elective Application and
Registration for Visiting Students

All visiting students must apply through the Office of Academic Affairs, Eastern Virginia Medical School, PO Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23501. If a student contacts a department, the student must be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs. Confirmation for electives is given by the Office of Academic Affairs. Only persons currently enrolled in an LCME accredited U.S. medical school are eligible to apply for admission to electives at EVMS. 

Visiting students may take only senior year electives. Third year clerkships are not open to any visiting students. A visiting student must have satisfactorily completed all basic science courses (including physical diagnosis) and, by the starting date of the requested elective, the applicant must have completed satisfactorily a minimum of thirty-six (36) weeks of full-time clinical experience during which the student's primary responsibility was to follow patients on a teaching service. This experience must include at least four (4) separate disciplines from among the following: Family Medicine; General Internal Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; and General Surgery. Experience in each discipline must be for a duration of at least four (4) weeks. No elective will be approved for a discipline in which requisite core clinical experience has not been satisfactorily completed.

An elective application form Must be completed for each elective requested and approved by the visiting student's medical school official authorizing these experiences. This form must be submitted no late than four weeks prior to the beginning of an elective in order to be considered.

Each request for an elective must have the approval of the sponsoring department and the Office of Academic Affairs

In most cases, confirmation for electives will be given as soon as possible after the May 6th deadline for EVMS students. EVMS students have priority on all electives.

Visiting students are limited to a maximum of twelve weeks of electives at EVMS, except under special circumstances.

Each visiting student must register with the EVMS Registrar's Office prior to beginning the elective. A registration fee of $50.00 must be paid to the Registrar on or prior to the first day of the elective. A student identification card will be issued at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Personnel Office following registration.

Visiting students must have adequate health insurance coverage to take electives at EVMS. Proof of health coverage must be presented at the time of registration. Proof of HIPAA training, Blood Borne training and a Health Statement completed by a health care provider must be submitted along with your application materials.

Each student is responsible for obtaining accommodations during his/her stay here.

No stipend will be paid by EVMS to visiting students taking electives for credit.

EVMS will provide evaluations to the sponsoring institutions, but credit for elective experiences will be given by the institution granting the M.D. degree to the student.

Note: Visiting students may apply for electives during the blocks listed above. However, confirmation of rotation cannot be given before May 2009.

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