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Visiting Medical Student Rotation Policy:

Historically, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has accepted 4th-year visiting medical students from accredited medical schools. However, for the 2020-21 academic year, VUSM is closely adhering to the Final Report and Recommendations for Medical Education Institutions of LCME-Accredited, U.S. Osteopathic, and Non-U.S. Medical School Applicants submitted by the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Medical Students in the Class of 2021. These recommendations discourage visiting student rotations except for students for whom an elective in their specialty of interest is not accessible at their home school or learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation at their home school. In addition, the recommendations state that students meeting one of these criteria should consider host schools that are geographically proximate.


Based on these recommendations, VUSM will only consider inquiries from students whose circumstances align with the recommendations outlined above, with preference given to students at Meharry Medical College, located here in Nashville, Tennessee. Inquiries should be addressed to with a statement of interest.