Application Process

Students are required to apply for their desired rotation six weeks in advance. Applications will be processed for July 1 through May 31 beginning April 1 of the current academic year. Please note that we do not schedule visiting students during the month of June during any academic year. The application deadline for the final three month period of each academic year is February 28 of any year.

Please do not call to check availability. Rotations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to students who submit a fully completed application including immunization records. Calling to check availability will not guarantee a spot in a desired rotation. Applicants will be notified via email if their application is accepted.

Should you need to contact us for any other reason, you may email visiting.pritzker@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Immunizations and Labs Required

All visiting students must provide proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, German Measles (Rubella), and Hepatitis B, Varicella, and Tetanus/Diphtheria. Blood titers are required for Measles, Mumps, German Measles and Hepatitis B. All students must also have a PPD within a year of the date of their rotation. All visiting students must have had a flu vaccine and screening for exposure to tuberculosis.

Immunization titers as well as a AAMC Standardized Immunization Form must be completed and uploaded to VSAS. Any immunizations needed upon arrival will be at the visiting student's expense. If you have had mask-fit testing, you may upload it with your immunization records on VSAS.  Providing the certificate ahead of time saves you some steps during orientation.  Alternatively, if you have not had mask-fit testing, we are able to do that for you in our Student Health Service. Please note that your application will not be considered for scheduling until it is complete with all required documents including your immunizations.

Students from LCME-Accredited U.S. Schools

To apply to our institution, please complete a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at (202) 478-9878.

Students from LCME-Accredited Canadian Schools

Students from Canadian schools must email visiting.pritzker@bsd.uchicago.edu to obtain an application packet. The packet will include the standardized AAMC Immunization form and you must also include your titers when you submit your application materials. Each student will receive a decision via email once the departments have made their scheduling decisions.

Students from Ben Gurion or Sackler Schools of Medicine

Students from Ben Gurion and Sackler SOM must email visiting.pritzker@bsd.uchicago.edu to obtain an application packet. The packet will include the standardized AAMC Immunization form and you must also include your titers when you submit your application materials. Each student will receive a decision via email once the departments have made their scheduling decisions.