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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 applying through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) ( Please contact Amy Ravenhorst, APM Clerkship Coordinator, at or (206) 543-1032 with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sites are available for visiting medical students for the clerkship?
There are two sites that are offered for the visiting medical student clerkship. Those sites are the University of Washington Medical Center- Montlake and Harborview Medical Center.
How will I be evaluated during the clerkship?
Performance in the four-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?
We require six weeks or more in advance but please note even though we do not offer clerkships to visiting medical students until six weeks prior to the start of any clerkship (if available), we consider applications on a “first come, first served” basis. If you would like to ensure your place in line, you may start applying on April 15.
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 who 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.


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