Registrar's Office

Visiting Medical Students

Welcome to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Visiting Student Website for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! 

Important dates: 

March 30: The 2020-2021 elective catalog will be made visible on VSAS   

April 1: We will begin accepting applications on VSAS  

May 1: We will begin notifying students 

Einstein does not accept international students or students from non-accredited LCME medical schools for elective courses, excluding pre-approved students from one of Einstein’s established Student Exchange Programs.  

Einstein requires visiting students to submit an application on AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) 

Students from Sackler School of Medicine and Technion that do not have access to VSAS: Must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident, or have an F-1 student visa issued from their home medical school; and should submit the paper application: Visiting Student Senior Elective Application 

In order to ensure fairness to all students, Einstein does not allow visiting students to make their own arrangements with individual course directors.  All scheduling is done on a space-available basis through the Registrar's Office. Please do not contact elective course leaders for approval to rotate. 

General Information: 
Einstein requires visiting students to follow our set rotation dates  
 We are unable to respond to inquiries regarding availability of electives or application status
● If a particular elective or rotation date is not posted on the VSAS catalog, it is not being offered to visiting students
● We are unable to reserve/waitlist spots
● Completed applications are registered on a first come, first serve basis
● A maximum of 3 electives/12 weeks are allowed
● Registration MUST be finalized and confirmed by the Office of the Registrar
● Einstein does not provide housing, parking, or meal tickets for electives 
A non-refundable $100 registration processing fee must be submitted to the Registrar's office 30 days before the elective is set to begin

General Student Eligibility Requirements (your school must verify this infromation on VSAS):
● Must have up-to-date training in HIPAA, Infection Control, BLS/ACLS, Mask Fit 
● Must be in final year of medical school
● Must be in good academic standing 
● Completed required clinical core clerkships by the starting date of the desired elective
● Have Passed the USMLE Step I Exam (or the COMLEX Exam)
● Completed a pre-matriculated background check
● Malpractice insurance through their home medical school ($1 million per claim/$3 million Aggregate)**Students who purchase malpractice coverage on their own MUST do so PRIOR to acceptance 


Visiting Student Evaluations:  The Registrar's office has NO involvement with visiting student evaluations.  It is the students responsibility to have an evaluation completed and returned to their home school.  

Click here to log in