Visiting Students

After a successful inaugural year of the Rush Emergency Medicine Residency and Rush visiting student clerkship, we are very excited to welcome students back for the 2018-2019 academic year! 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. 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:

To apply, we will first require you to submit a pre-application through our online application. We will begin accepting applications by mid March, please keep checking back for updates.

Once accepted by the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, students will then be required to submit a secondary application through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). All required VSAS documentation must be received as a condition of acceptance of the rotation. Please do not submit a VSAS application unless you have been notified of acceptance by the clerkship coordinator. Applications submitted through VSAS 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 begin accepting applications March 15th, 2018. For students who apply by April 1st, you will hear back from us by April 16th, 2018. You must notify us by May 1st if you would like to accept or decline our offer. Following April 1st, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability. We will no longer accept any applications after September 1st, 2018.

Please submit your application here: M4 Visiting Student Clerkship Application

Rush University Visiting Student Information

Once your application has been accepted, please check VSAS to find the Rush elective, EMD 716. Please note that the Rush VSAS information will not be available until June.

Rotation Dates: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Start Date End Date
July 2, 2018 July 27, 2018
July 30, 2018 August 24, 2018
September 4, 2018 September 28, 2018
October 1, 2018 October 26, 2018
October 2, 2017 October 27, 2017
October 29, 2018 November 21, 2018