Visiting Student Information

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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

We would love to welcome you to Buffalo!  We are so very proud of our city and its medical community.  We are able to accept 4th year medical students from U.S. schools (MD or DO) through VSLO/VSAS for our EMM800: Emergency Medicine Course.

We typically start accepting applications when VSLO opens in February and do our best to accept students for the following semester by mid to late May.

Buffalo has a ton to offer, so we welcome you to learn more about our region here!

EMM800: Emergency Medicine Course Details

Course Requirements 

  • (15) 8-hour clinical Shifts
  • Participation in Didactics
  • Case Presentation at the end of the month 


You will be assigned to either Erie County Medical Center or Buffalo General Medical Center and will complete your clinical shifts alongside our academic faculty attendings.  You will see patients independently, present cases to the attending, place orders, and document in the EMR.  You will enjoy an appropriate level of autonomy with your own patients while also participating the the care of the department's most critical patients with our fantastic EM residents.  Learn more about our residency and training sites here! 


  • You will attend EM Grand Rounds on Wednesday Mornings 
  • Student-specific didactics will occur throughout the month including skills sessions and simulation. This schedule will be distributed during orientation. 
  • Journal Club may occur during the module that you visit and students are always encouraged to come! 

Evaluation and Grading

Students will be responsible to assign "on-the-fly" evaluations to faculty after each shift through our evaluation platform, Medhub. The clerkship grade is based on a composite of these evaluations from faculty as well as their case presentation and participation in didactic requirements.