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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Visiting students

The UC Davis School of Medicine accepts only visiting students from LCME-accredited medical schools ( through the AAMC’s VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service).  UC Davis School of Medicine does not accept students from international schools.

Processing Fees:  Medical students from LCME-accredited schools pay $150 per elective. Click here for the Sitepay website.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement offers financial assistance to qualified individuals.  Please click here to find out more and apply.

Visiting students to the UC Davis School of Medicine must be in their final year of medical school, have completed courses comparable to the UC Davis School of Medicine third year curriculum and meet the requirements of the department within which they are applying for an elective. Students must be proficient in the English language such that they can understand an English-speaking patient and the patient can clearly understand them.

Each department determines whether they will be able to accommodate visiting students and what criteria will be used to accept students into an externship. You may be asked to provide additional information such as: transcripts, USMLE Step 1 scores, a current CV, etc. Visiting students may take up to 8 weeks of electives at UC Davis School of Medicine. 

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Terje Robertson by email at: