Important Update for both current and prospective applicants (7/30/21): 

We currently have very limited availability for future rotations and are full for most upcoming rotations. We are no longer able to accept any applications for our rotations beginning 8/2/21 and 8/30/21. For 9/27/21 we currently have only have limited waitlist availability.

We are happy to announce we will be hosting visiting students for clerkships beginning in July, 2021. We will be following the recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability. We began accepting applications on  April 15th, and begin processing application on May 1st. We hope to be able to notify applicants of rotation acceptance within the first 2 weeks of May. Our application process will require you to submit a pre-application through our website when applications open on April 15th. After notification of acceptance you will be instructed to complete a VSAS application. Applications placed through VSAS without an accepted pre-application will not be considered.

In addition, we are also excited to announce we will again be able to offer a scholarship for students underrepresented in medicine. We anticipate two scholarships to be available, with applications to open on April 15th and follow the same timeline as our visiting student applications.

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 and educational opportunities at Rush first hand. 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 13 shifts and you will attend a suture 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, we will first require you to submit a pre-application through our online application.

Once accepted by the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, students will then be required to submit a secondary application through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). All required VSLO documentation must be received as a condition of acceptance of the rotation. Please do not submit a VSLO application unless you have been notified of acceptance by the clerkship coordinator. Applications submitted through VSLO without being accepted via the pre-application will not be considered.

Application Requirements:

  • All visiting students must submit on online application via our website to be considered for a clerkship
  • Must be current student at US medical school. We do not accept international students at this time.
  • You must have a USMLE Step 1 score. We accept osteopathic students to the rotation, however we require a USMLE step 1 score.
  • 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: 2021-2022 Academic Year

Start Date End Date
July 6th, 2021 July 30th, 2021
August 2nd, 2021 August 27th, 2021
August 30th, 2021 September 24, 2021
September 27th, 2021 October 22, 2021
October 25th, 2021 November 19th, 2021

 M4 Visiting Student Clerkship Application