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Medical Students:
Information and FAQ for
Visiting Medical Students

Visiting medical students are encouraged to apply for a clerkship elective by sending a request for the elective, a copy of their transcripts and USMLE Step 1 scores to Robin Boland (206-543-2474; fax 206-543-2958;

Frequently Asked Questions

What sites are available for visiting medical students for the clerkship?
Every effort will be made to assign visiting students to one of three Seattle sites (University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, or the Veteran's Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System). However, due to the high demand for Anesthesiology clerkships by students from the UW School of Medicine (who have priority for scheduling), visiting students may also be assigned to one of our clerkship sites across the 5-state WWAMI region.
Can I do a two week elective clerkship?
Priority for clerkship positions is given to students applying for 4 week positions. You may be approved for a two week elective if there is availability.
How will I be evaluated during the clerkship?
Performance in the 2-week clerkship will be graded either "pass" or "fail". Performance in the 4-week clerkship will be graded either "high pass", "pass" or "fail". The option to pursue an "honors" grade is available for those who meet performance expectations during a brief "oral examination" at the conclusion of the clerkship. A faculty member will complete an evaluation based on feedback received during your rotation if that is required by your home institution.
How far in advance do I need to apply?
Eight weeks or more would be required.
What options are available for housing for visiting students?
Housing will need to be arranged by the student. If accepted for a clerkship, the clerkship coordinator can provide a list of Seattle residents that offer housing to visiting medical students..

More Information

Please see the following page for additional information, guidelines and policies for participation in our clerkship training programs.


Contact Robin Boland (206-543-2474; fax 206-543-2958;