Visiting Senior Medical Student Electives

A visiting senior medical student who is enrolled in the final year of studies at an international medical school must apply for an F-1 visa to complete medical electives at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Participation in a maximum of two medical electives for a total of eight weeks is allowed. Please refer to the visiting medical students page for forms and additional information.

UT Southwestern departments must submit the original application check and a copy of the visiting medical student registration form (VMSRF) to the International Affairs Office before the visa document (I-20) can be sent to the student.

New immunization requirements exist for students with patient contact. Please arrange to receive these immunizations in your country before you arrive in the U.S. Please have your health care provider complete and sign the immunization history form and provide it to the UT Southwestern Student Health Center before you travel to the U.S.

Be sure to allow a minimum of six weeks to receive your visa documents from us. You will also need to take into account the time it takes to issue the visa stamp at the U.S. Consulate. Information on current wait times for a particular U.S. Consulate can be found on the U.S. State Department website.