We welcome students from outside medical schools to spend a four-week rotation at our program.
Existing allopathic or osteopathic students from other university programs within the United States are welcome to apply to take fourth-year clinical electives or sub-internships via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).
The VSAS is an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) application designed for medical students to apply for senior electives at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals. See the VSAS website to apply for an elective.
This opportunity is administered and overseen by the Office of Medical Education (OME)
Please note that the demand for educational experiences far exceeds our ability to accommodate them. We have, therefore, established a policy that will keep open visiting student opportunities for domestic students, and we will continue to meet our current exchange program obligations for foreign-trained students.
Supplemental Application required to be considered for an away elective in our department; link is below.
If you are not from Buffalo and need lodging during your rotation, please contact these locations for student housing at reduced rates:
Hampton Inn & Suites
220 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 855-2223
Fax: (716) 856-5221
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
10 Lafayette Square.
Phone: (716) 848-1000
Fax: (716) 848-1001
For these hotels listed above, please make sure that you request the University Rate: SUNY@Buffalo rate
According to the University at Buffalo Policy, international medical graduate students may not participate in clerkships, sub-internships, or rotations through any University-affiliated department.
Our Medical Student Coordinator will be notified of your VSAS application status through the Office of Medical Education. If you have any questions or need further assistance setting up your rotation, please feel free to contact her.