Important Update for both current and prospective applicants (10/24/22): 

Thank you so much to all of you who applied and for your interest! We are closed for applications for this academic year and will not be offering any additional visiting rotations for this academic year. We look forward to re-opening for the 2023 academic year and anticipate opening in late winter/early spring. Please check back at this website for updates.

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: 2022-2023 Academic Year

Start Date End Date
June 6th, 2022 July 1st, 2022
July 5th, 2022 July 29th, 2022
August 1st, 2022 August 26th, 2022
August 29th, 2022 September 23rd, 2022
September 26, 2022 October 21st, 2022
October 24th, 2022 November 18th, 2022