U.S. Visiting Medical Students

Medical students from other institutions in their final year of medical school may apply to take an elective at UTMB through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Please note that the VSAS service is only available to medical students enrolled at U.S. LCME or COCA accredited schools.

(Note: UTMB only accepts medical students in their final year of school.  Also, Students in Fifth Pathway programs are not eligible to participate in electives as Visiting Medical Students.)

International Visiting Medical Students

If you are a medical student enrolled at a medical school outside the United States, you may apply for a visiting medical student rotation ONLY if your school has an affiliation agreement with UTMB (this includes U.S. citizens attending non-U.S. medical schools). There are currently only six schools in the countries of Mexico, Peru, and Egypt:

October 6 University (Egypt)
Cairo University (Egypt)
University of Monterrey (Mexico)
University of Guadalahara (Mexico)
Hospital Infantil (Mexico)
Insituto de Medicina Tropical 'Alexander von Humboldt' at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru)

If your school is not on this list, we would be unable to accept you.

We encourage you to contact your home institution if you have questions about affiliation agreements with U.S. schools, or attending school in the U.S., and wish you success in locating a school that can accept you.

Note: If you are an international student applying to take an elective at UTMB, your institution has a current affiliation with UTMB and you are in you final year of school, you are welcome to apply at UTMB. Please note that students in Fifth Pathway programs are not eligible to participate in electives as visiting medical students.

If you are an international student and attend an affiliated institution, please click here.

  1. Click here to view and print the Request for an I-20.
  2. Click here to view and print the Payment Authorization Form for mailing the I-20.


Should you need additional information not found here or on the VSAS website, please call us at (409) 772-1215, or email us at enrollment.services@utmb.edu.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch
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