Rotations for Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in a fourth-year pediatric elective experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health. Below is an overview of the types of electives we currently offer and the processes to be followed by individual medical students to aid in your decision.

Pediatric Elective Course Offerings

Course Listings (Note: Inpatient rotations are highly competitive and 1900 courses are UTSW student required courses, so tend to fill enrollment quickly. Therefore, choosing alternative courses is highly suggested.)

  • PED 1901 – Emergency Medicine
  • PED 1902 – Neonatal ICU
  • PED 1903 – Pediatric Acute ICU
  • PED 1904 – Sub -I
  • PED 1905 – Cardiac Critical Care ICU
  • PED 2102 – Hematology & Oncology
  • PED 2103 – Cardiology
  • PED 2104 – Nephrology
  • PED 2105 – Endocrinology
  • PED 2106 – Gastroenterology
  • PED 2107 – Rheumatology
  • PED 2112 – Allergy and Immunology 
  • PED 2114 – Genetics & Metabolism
  • PED 2118 – At-Risk Children
  • PED 2120 – Infectious Diseases

Access course descriptions

Access block schedule

Additional Requirements

All domestic medical students will use the VSLO website to upload all required documents. List of required documents are below:

All international medical students will use the submit their visiting student application via emailing all required documents. The list of required documents is below:

Email your application packet to - Attn: Int'l Applicant.

Application Timeline of Events

Date Duration Events
March 1, 2018 Ongoing International medical students can start submission of application for elective rotation.
April 1, 2018 Ongoing Elective registration for UTSW medical students opens and VSLO opens for domestic visiting students.
April 15, 2018 ˜2 weeks Administrative review begins for submitted VSLO and International medical student applicants.
May 1, 2018 ˜2 weeks Program director begins reviewing of VSLO domestic medical student applicants.
May 15, 2018 ˜2 weeks Program director begins reviewing of international medical student applicants.
June 1, 2018 -
May 1, 2019

Once all submitted complete applications are reviewed, the below processes start:

Applicants will be notified via email to confirm elective selection.

  • Once selected for an elective, applicants will receive an email to accept the elective slot in VSLO.
  • Slots can only be held for three days, so promptly accept offer or contact us if other options should be discussed. (International students will receive an email and confirmation via email. The same three-day rule applies.)

Receive welcome/orientation email with instructions for first day of rotation.

February 2019 2 weeks Application information for 2019-2020 academic year will be posted and updated on website.
March 23, 2019 N/A Application submission closes.

Important Reminders:

  • Dates for blocks are inflexible. Make sure the dates of your rotation align with UTSW’s block schedule.
  • All requirements for international applications are needed. No requirements are waived.
  • Any application not meeting or missing any requirements will automatically be deemed incomplete and will not be reviewed.
    • VSLO applications will immediately be denied on VSLO site.
    • International applicants will be notified via email.