Information for Medical Students Seeking Elective Rotations at Drexel University College of Medicine

If you wish to apply for a rotation that begins prior to May 2022, please email clinicaleducation@drexel.edu for instructions.  No phone calls please - Email only

Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) uses the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program for processing visiting student applications (see link: https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/.)

Academic year 2022-23:  Applications will be accepted beginning April 15, 2022 for rotations that begin on June 6, 2022.    Do not anticipate offer notification prior to May 2 for June rotations.  Medical students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster, prior to rotating at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Inquires to Drexel University College of Medicine should be addressed using the   
e-mail address: clinicaleducation@drexel.edu. For tracking purposes, when e-mailing please enter the following in the subject line: “Visiting Student” and then your full name


All courses currently offered to Drexel medical students are listed on-line via the 2022-2023 Senior Course Catalog https://webcampus.med.drexel.edu/ClinicalEducation/SeniorElectives/2022-2023/The only electives that Drexel schedules for Visiting Students are at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. To find courses available to visiting students, query on St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Courses are then noted as "Yes" or "No" to "Will accept visiting students" meaning that applications are, or are not, accepted through Drexel's VSLO.

Policies for Visiting Students:


Visiting Students should familiarize themselves with the Drexel University College of Medicine Visiting Student Handbook prior to arrival and may access the Handbook at any time. 
Some visiting students may wish to schedule an elective rotation at one of our affiliated educational institutions. (You may see them in the electives catalogue but will not see them in VSLO).   Drexel University College of Medicine can only schedule visiting students for rotations that are listed in VSLO.  If you wish to schedule a rotation at one of our affiliated educational institutions, please contact them directly.    For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, 4th year courses have the beginning start dates https://webcampus.med.drexel.edu/Content.aspx?p=/Content/ClinicalEducation/SeniorElectives/2022-2023/ . Applications will be NOT be accepted until April 15, 2022. Visiting student applications are processed once considered fully completed on a first received-first filled basis.   No notifications will be made until after May 2, 2023.   All arrangements should be completed six-weeks prior to the start of the rotation.   Thank you for your interest in scheduling an elective rotation at Drexel University College of Medicine or one of our academic affiliated hospitals.   Revised 3/16/2022