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Due to COVID-19:
McGovern Medical School has the responsibility to monitor external and visiting medical student rotations in an effort to maintain safety and educational standards and to promote well-being. Covid -19 has necessarily impacted the clinical component of our medical curriculum. Currently the following guidelines are in place:
- Currently, electives will be offered to students enrolled in LCME-accredited US medical schools/programs – no international schools at this time (this is subject to change later in the year).
- Visiting students will not be permitted prior to July 1, 2022.
McGovern Medical School uses VSLO, the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities, to receive visiting student applications. Applications may be submitted through VSLO beginning April 1, 2022. Approval to rotate at McGovern Medical School is granted solely by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Approvals obtained directly from department coordinators will not be honored. Students will be notified of their acceptance via email in June after McGovern students are placed. To apply to our institution, please complete and send us a VSLO application for your preferred electives and dates.
For more information on our visiting student electives, please email Noemi Giron or call her at 713-500-5166.
For more information on VSLO, please visit www.aamc.org/vslo or contact VSLO at 202-478-9878.
Currently, electives will be offered to students enrolled in LCME-accredited US medical schools/programs – no international schools at this time (this is subject to change later in the year).
Visiting students are limited to no more than one (1) electives. Approval to rotate at McGovern Medical School is granted solely by the Office of Student Affairs. Approvals obtained directly from department coordinators will not be honored.
Departments do not review elective applications until McGovern students’ schedules are finalized. After that time all applications will be processed as soon as all the required materials and verifications are received. Visiting students are not accepted during Blocks 1, 2 and 3.
The following must be ORIGINAL documents in English. Fax copies will NOT be accepted.
- Official medical school transcript. (Must list courses taken and notation of level of achievement in each course.)
- Dean’s letter and two clinical faculty letters of recommendation.
- Please provide a copy of your official USMLE Step 1 score report to include all pages.
- Verification that you have completed all your clinical rotations which include OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine.
- Verification of malpractice insurance coverage (available thru McGovern Medical School for a small fee if your school does not cover you for electives at other institutions). If purchasing through McGovern Medical School, you must submit a letter with your application stating that you will purchase coverage on your first day.
- Verification of immunizations, including the completion of Hepatitis B vaccination series or proof of immunity.
- You will be required to have health insurance coverage with medical evacuation and repatriation- please send a copy of this coverage with your application. If you prefer you could purchase it through The McGovern Medical School on your first day during orientation. The cost for health insurance is currently $185 (USD) per month but subject to change. This will also include medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. Please attach a letter with your application stating you will purchase McGovern Medical School’s health insurance and medical evacuation / repatriation coverage.
- If you are attending medical school in a country whose official language is NOT English, you must provide either a notarized statement that English is your native language OR a certificate of completion of a course in the English language stating your proficiency in written and spoken English.
- A $350 (USD) per month non-refundable application fee for each application. Application fee must be paid using a money order drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to “UT-HSC”. Please do not send personal check or cash. There is a $100 (USD) charge for any change to your approved application, and requires a new application form to be submitted with payment.
- Imprint of your official school seal is required on the application.
- All above mentioned documents and application fee must be received in the Office of Student Affairs at least four months before the requested elective start date.
- Upon approval for a medical elective and in accordance with university policies and federal regulations, all non-U.S. citizens must follow directions from the University of Texas Office of International Affairs. Upon acceptance for a medical elective an international visitor advisor from The University of Texas Office of International Affairs will contact you to provide you with vital information on how to apply for your F-1 Student Visa, which is the ONLY (student) visa accepted by this institution. If your visa is granted, your first obligation under the F-1 visa mandates a visit to the University of Texas Office of International Affairs upon your arrival in Houston.
If you need further information, please contact Noemi Giron at 713-500-5166 or Noemi.Giron@uth.tmc.edu.
Please Note: The Dermatology department is moving offices approximately 6 miles outside the Medical Center. Beginning with block 6, you MUST have a car in order to get to all of the clinics for all electives listed on the course descriptions, with the exception of DERM 4002, which remains exclusively at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
- INFD 4001 Combined Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases Memorial Hermann and LBJ Hospitals
- INFD 4002 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Memorial Hermann and LBJ Hospitals
- INFD 4003 Adult Infectious Diseases Memorial Hermann Hospital
- INFD 4010 Ambulatory HIV/AIDS – Thomas Street Clinic
- INFD 4011 Bacterial and Hospital Acquired Infections
*MMS Students: Requests to change INTM coursework must be submitted by the 15th of the month preceding the elective start date.
- INTM 4002 Ambulatory Internal Medicine
- INTM 4004 Cardiology – Memorial Hermann Hospital
- INTM 4005 Endocrinology Clinical Elective
- INTM 4018 Cardiac Electrophysiology
- INTM 4022 Geriatrics/Palliative Care
- INTM 4023 Pulmonary Medicine Consultation Elective
- INTM 4024 Rheumatology Clinical Elective
- INTM 4026 Gastroenterology Clinical Elective – Memorial Hermann
- INTM 4033 Preventive Cardiology
- INTM 4049 Senior Elective in Hematology
- INTM 4057 Hyperbaric Medicine & Chronic Wound Care
- INTM 4058 Medical Oncology
- INTM 4059 Intensive Care Nephrology
- INTM 4060 Renal Transplant Service
- INTM 4063 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation
- OBGY 4002 Gynecologic Oncology – MD Anderson Cancer Center
- OBGY 4006 Externship in Obstetrics
- OBGY 4007 High Risk Obstetric/Maternal Fetal Medicine
- OBGY 4008 Obstetric & Gynecologic Ultrasound
- OBGY 4009 Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
- OBGY 4016 Externship in Gynecology & Gynecologic Oncology
- OBGY 4025 Obstetrics Inpatient & Ambulatory Preceptorship – LBJ Hospital
- OBGY 4026 Gynecology Inpatient & Ambulatory Preceptorship
- OBGY 4031 Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
- PED 4002 Pediatric Cardiology
- PED 4003 Pediatric Endocrinology
- PED 4006 Pediatric Nephrology
- PED 4013 Pediatric Hematology
- PED 4014 Pediatric Oncology
- PED 4016 Harris County CPS Medical Clinic
- PED 4017 Child Safety and Integrated Care
- PED 4018 Genetics
- PED 4019 Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
- PED 4034 Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
- PED 4035 Pediatric Pulmonology
- PED 4037 Adolescent Medicine
- PED 4038 Pediatric Neurology
- RAD 4001 Diagnostic Radiology
- RAD 4003 Pediatric Radiology
- RAD 4005 Body Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- RAD 4006 Vascular and Interventional Radiology – MD Anderson
- RAD 4007 Neuroradiology
- RAD 4012 Vascular and Interventional Radiology – MHH & LBJ
- RAD 4013 Emergency Radiology Embedded Experience
- RAD 4014 Musculoskeletal Radiology