Elective Clerkship in Neurosurgery

 Rush University is a private health sciences institution offering more than 40 degree and certificate programs across medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research.


If you are applying to the Rush Neurosurgery Residency Program through ERAS for Academic year, 2024-25, your application will not be reviewed/accepted for rotation with us beginning October 1, 2023 until further notice.   

Visiting Medical Students Program

Rush Medical College welcomes applications for visiting medical students from LCME-accredited or COCA-accredited medical schools only, who want to pursue clinical elective rotations at Rush University Medical Center. Applicants must be currently enrolled in medical school, be in good academic standing and have completed all required M3 core rotations prior to the elective time period.

Rush Medical College uses the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) to receive and process visiting student applications. Electives are available if space permits. Applications for each rotation are due eight weeks before the rotation begins.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to provide the following documents through VSAS:

  • Immunization Record
  • Step 1 Score Report
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Proof of Malpractice Insurance

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available in VSLO April 2023. We only accept two elective rotators per month. Once you have completed your application, please email us at  Brent_T_Barnes@rush.edu with the following information: Your name, Institution, elective dates and the date you have submitted your application.

For more information, please contact rmc_visitingstudents@rush.edu.

The Department of Neurological Surgery offers a comprehensive external rotation in neurosurgery. We accept seniors from U.S. medical schools only.