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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?
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 Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System). However, due to the high demand for Anesthesiology clerkships by students from the University of Washington School of Medicine, we can only offer clerkships to visiting medical student applicants within six weeks prior to the start of any clerkship and only if there is availability.
Can I do a two week elective clerkship?
Priority for clerkship positions is given to students applying for four-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 two-week clerkship will be graded either “Pass” or “Fail.” Performance in the four-week clerkship will be graded either “High Pass,” “Pass,” or “Fail.” The option to purse 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 March 1.
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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