Externship Application

General Requirements

Applicants from LCME-accredited medical schools are given preference in filling externship positions.

Students must be in good standing with their home school and must have completed all third-year course requirements and be eligible to start their fourth year at their respective medical schools by the time they begin their externship.

The externship must be taken for course credit at the student's home medical school, requiring a grade/evaluation of performance by their school's registrar.

Please review the Visiting Medical Student information for immunization requirements, Parkland Health & Hospital System - UT Southwestern HIPAA instructions, and other important information.

Application Requirements

Because of the volume of applications we receive, we will not offer or schedule an elective until your VSAS application is complete and all required additional documents are received.

  • Completed application through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS)
  • Copy of USMLE Transcript. Please upload the document onto VSAS under "additional documents."
  • Letter of recommendation from your third-year Ob/Gyn core rotation course director or attending faculty. The letter may be uploaded onto VSAS or emailed as a PDF. It must be on letterhead and signed.

Housing

Although we cannot assist you directly in arranging for housing during your stay in Dallas, we do have some information that may be helpful to you. If you would like assistance in this matter, please contact Sandra Davis by phone at 214-648-6862 or email sandraf.davis@utsouthwestern.edu.

On Arrival

Registration: The registration fee is $25 and must be paid when the student arrives on campus.

Parking: Available on campus. An approximate $20 fee will be charged for the four-week rotation.

Beeper rental: Highly recommended. Cost is $12.95 per month plus tax.

Meals: Cafeterias are located at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Children's Medical Center Dallas, and UT Southwestern. All areas are physically connected. Meals are reasonably priced.

Parkland scrubs: The deposit for scrubs is $45. The full deposit amount will be reimbursed to you at the end of the rotation when all scrubs are returned.