Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in a visiting student clerkship at Rush University Medical Center! All of our available positions for visiting students are currently filled for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will continue to accept applications throughout the year for our waiting list, however, this year we have received a significant number of applications and do not anticipate significant movement on the waitlist. We will begin accepting new applications in March 2019.

We are happy to host visiting students to give interested students an opportunity to rotate through and see the department and educational opportunities at Rush first hand. Visiting students will rotate through Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago.

As a student rotating in our Emergency Department, you will function as a sub-Intern on your clinical shifts and you will have the opportunity to care for patients of all ages. During this 4-week rotation, you will complete 13 shifts and you will attend a suture lab, hands-on simulation sessions, and resident education sessions. We will also provide a Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) for this rotation, and you will have an opportunity to interview for our residency program while you are in Chicago.

Note: this is a separate rotation from the Cook County (Stroger) visiting student rotation. For students interested in a visiting student rotation at Cook County Hospital, please visit their website

To apply, we will first require you to submit a pre-application through our online application.

Once accepted by the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, students will then be required to submit a secondary application through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). All required VSLO documentation must be received as a condition of acceptance of the rotation. Please do not submit a VSLO application unless you have been notified of acceptance by the clerkship coordinator. Applications submitted through VSLO without being accepted via the pre-application will not be considered.

Application Requirements

  • All visiting students must submit on online application via our website to be considered for a clerkship.
  • Must be current student at US medical school. We do not accept international students at this time.
  • You must have a USMLE Step 1 score. We accept osteopathic students to the rotation, however we require a USMLE step 1 score.
  • All students must have proof of adequate immunizations and proof of adequate malpractice insurance. This will be required to be submitted with your VSAS documentation.

We will begin accepting applications in March 2019.