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Visiting Students

COVID-19 Pandemic Information

All students coming to the University of Cincinnati for an away rotation are required to obtain and provide proof of COVID vaccination (i.e. CDC Vaccination Card).

Domestic Visiting Medical Students

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine offers electives for medical students from other U.S. medical schools. A maximum of two four-week electives can be taken for a total of eight weeks.

Our senior electives are designed specifically for students who have already completed one full year of in-hospital clinical training prior to an anticipated elective. It is necessary that visiting students first complete all Clinical Core Clerkships before participating in these electives. 

Prospective applicants who have already graduated from medical school are not eligible to participate. Details of the rules, regulations and requirements for this program are included in the UCCOM Visiting Student Policy (PDF).

Learning Environment Policies

UCCOM strives to provide medical students with a learning environment that is conducive to their professional growth. In our ongoing efforts to continually monitor and support positive behaviors in the learning environment, we have the following avenues available for reporting experienced or witnessed negative behaviors toward medical students in our learning environments. 

Anonymous Learning Environment Reporting Tool (ALERT) ALERT reporting

Anonymous and confidential telephone reporting line 800-889-1547.

All UCCOM and visiting medical students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook with specific attention to the following policies and procedures pertaining to the learning environment:

  • Principles Guiding Interactions between Teachers and Learners in Medicine
  • Medical Student Honor Code
  • Mistreatment/Harassment Policy
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Grade Appeal Process
  • Non-discrimination Policy

The Office of Student Affairs is available to all UCCOM and visiting medical students to discuss any concerns/questions related to the learning environment. 

Needlestick or Body Fluid Exposure

If you experience a needlestick or body fluid exposure while on rotation, please visit the Emergency Exposure website for the procedure to be followed and refer to the Policy on Prevention of Bodily Fluid/Bloodborne Pathogen Infection and Treatment Following Exposure in the Student Handbook.

Please remember that you purchased the UC Blood-Borne Pathogen Insurance through our student health insurance program.  If you have additional questions after hours, call the Needlestick Hotline at 513-584-STIX (4457).

To Apply:

  • Please complete and submit a Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) online application for your preferred electives and dates.
  • For Academic Year 2022-2023, electives will be visible and applications accepted in VSLO beginning March 1, 2022. Departments will begin reviewing applications on March 18, 2022.
  • VSLO application acceptance offers will be communicated to applicants directly from the applicable University of Cincinnati clinical department beginning on April 1, 2022.
  • Remit the one-time, non-refundable Processing Fee of $150, payable upon offer acceptance.
  • A complete checklist with application requirements can be found by downloading the Checklist for Domestic Students.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office at MDRegistrar@uc.edu.


International Visiting Medical Students

All requests for international visiting medical student electives are handled through the Office of Global Health.

View the UCCOM Visiting Student Policy (PDF).

Learning Environment Policies

UCCOM strives to provide medical students with a learning environment that is conducive to their professional growth. In our ongoing efforts to continually monitor and support positive behaviors in the learning environment, we have the following avenues available for reporting experienced or witnessed negative behaviors toward medical students in our learning environments. 

Anonymous Learning Environment Reporting Tool (ALERT) ALERT reporting

Anonymous and confidential telephone reporting line 800-889-1547.

All UCCOM and visiting medical students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook with specific attention to the following policies and procedures pertaining to the learning environment:

  • Principles Guiding Interactions between Teachers and Learners in Medicine
  • Medical Student Honor Code
  • Mistreatment/Harassment Policy
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Grade Appeal Process
  • Non-discrimination Policy

The Office of Student Affairs is available to all UCCOM and visiting medical students to discuss any concerns/questions related to the learning environment. 

Needlestick or Body Fluid Exposure

If you experience a needlestick or body fluid exposure while on rotation, please visit the Emergency Exposure website for the procedure to be followed and refer to the Policy on Prevention of Bodily Fluid/Bloodborne Pathogen Infection and Treatment Following Exposure in the Student Handbook.

Please remember that you purchased the UC Blood-Borne Pathogen Insurance through our student health insurance program.  If you have additional questions after hours, call the Needlestick Hotline at 513-584-STIX (4457).

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Medical Sciences Building Room 1654
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Email: MDRegistrar@uc.edu