Information for Visiting MD Students
NYU School of Medicine offers clinical electives to visiting students who are in their final year at another medical school in the United States. Schools must be accredited by either the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
To take a clinical elective at NYU School of Medicine, students visiting from another U.S. medical school must meet the following requirements:
- complete prerequisites for the requested elective(s)
- possess certification in basic life support
- complete universal precautions training to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- provide proof of malpractice insurance and proof of personal health insurance
- meet all immunization requirements and submit the required medical forms
- receive permission from your medical school to participate in an away elective
Visiting Student Application Materials
You may complete up to two four-week electives as a visiting student. Please refer to our elective catalog for elective descriptions and block dates.
Visiting students must confirm their elective schedules with the coordinator listed in the course description in the elective catalog. He or she provides details about the time and location of your elective before your arrival. If you wish to cancel participation in an elective, notify your elective coordinator at least 30 days prior to the elective start date.
Students who plan to enroll in an elective between November and June must complete the NYU School of Medicine Influenza Vaccination Form or provide other documentation confirming receipt of the annual immunization signed by a healthcare provider, along with a completed elective application.
As a visiting student accepted into clinical electives at NYU School of Medicine, you must submit the visiting student elective registration form along with a copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license or current school ID), and a $125 registration fee in the form of a check made payable to NYU School of Medicine. Registration materials must be submitted in person on the first day of your elective to the Office of Registration and Student Records at 550 First Avenue, Medical Science Building, G90.
If you are notified that your application is incomplete, promptly forward the requested information by fax or mail before the elective start date. You are not permitted to begin an elective until your elective application and vaccination form are received.
After your registration is complete, use the voucher provided by the Registrar’s Office to pick up your temporary visiting student ID badge from the NYU Langone security office at 550 First Avenue, Room 102-D. We recommend all visiting students become familiar with NYU Langone’s Student Health Service policy on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
NYU Langone Security Office Hours
Mondays: 6:30AM to 3:00PM
Tuesdays: 8:30AM to 3:00PM
Wednesdays: 8:30AM to 6:30PM
Thursdays: 8:30AM to 3:00PM
Fridays: 8:30AM to 3:00PM
Inclement Weather Notice
During the fall and winter seasons, there is the possibility that severe weather could have a negative impact on our area and affect scheduled electives and rotations for visiting students. NYU Center Broadcast Notifications provides updates on closures and cancellations when the potential for emergency weather action exists.
Your elective coordinator/preceptor also communicates NYU School of Medicine elective or rotation cancellations or interruptions. We recommend that you obtain emergency contact details for your department in advance in case you require additional information. The NYU Langone emergency weather hotline is 212-263-2002.
Information for Non-LCME Students
Due to limited availability, we are unable to process requests for an elective at NYU School of Medicine from students enrolled in non-LCME-approved medical schools. In addition, we do not have an observer category.