Important update for applicants (5/8/23): 

All visiting student rotations are full at this time. We remain open on VSLO and will continue to maintain a waiting list, and we expect that some movement on the waiting list will continue. We will be unable to consider applications received less than 4 weeks before the rotation start date due to documentation processing time.

For all applicants interested in a place on the waiting list, please submit your application via VSLO. Please note that we will have a significant change in the application process from previous years. We no longer require a separate pre-application through our website and ask that you apply via VSLO. All applications which meet the standard requirements will be considered.

If you have applied prior to April 15th, you should have received communication from our clerkship coordinator, Karmen Howard regarding your status. Applicants who applied after April 15th will receive further communication from Karmen Howard when updates are available.

Notification of rotation acceptance will occur via email, and a response will be necessary within 7 days of rotation offer. VSLO acceptance offers will occur only after your rotation is confirmed via email correspondence. 

We are open to MD or DO candidates, but we are unable to accept any applications from international students and those applications will not be considered. We will be offering rotations from June-November (rotation dates listed below) and will again be offering our scholarship for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine.

Thank you for your interest in a visiting student clerkship at Rush University Medical Center! 

We are happy to host visiting students to give interested students an opportunity to rotate through and see the department which serves as our main education site and experience the educational opportunities at Rush firsthand. Visiting students will rotate through Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago. 

As a student rotating in our Emergency Department, you will function as a sub-Intern on your clinical shifts, and you will have the opportunity to care for patients of all ages. During this 4-week rotation, you will complete 12 shifts and you will attend a suture lab, airway lab, hands-on simulation sessions, and resident education sessions. We will also provide a Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) for this rotation, and you will have an opportunity to interview for our residency program while you are in Chicago.

Note: this is a separate rotation from the Cook County (Stroger) visiting student rotation. For students interested in a visiting student rotation at Cook County Hospital, please visit:

To apply, please submit an application through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) service provided by AAMC. We are happy to consider MD or DO candidates, but are unable to accept any international students.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be an M4 student/have passed all core M3 clerkships by time of rotation.
  • Must be current student at US medical school. We do not accept international students at this time.
  • You must have passed USMLE/COMLEX step 1. 
  • All students must have proof of adequate immunizations and proof of adequate malpractice insurance. This will be required to be submitted with your VSLO documentation.

Rotation Dates: 2023-2024 Academic Year

Start Date End Date
June 5th, 2023 (closed for new applicants) June 30th, 2023
July 5th, 2023 July 28th, 2023
July 31st, 2023 August 25th, 2023
August 28th, 2023 September 22rd, 2023
September 25, 2023 October 20st, 2023
October 23th, 2023 November 17th, 2023