Rotations for Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in a fourth-year pediatric elective experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Medical Center. We hope this provides a good overview of the types of electives offered, requirements for individual students, the application process and timeline, as well as other helpful information for visiting students.

Application Period has Closed

Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now closed. We anticipate re-opening applications in the spring of 2015.

Fourth-year Pediatric Electives

Application Process and Requirements

*** Please review the checklists carefully. All items are required to rotate in Pediatrics.***

Housing Scholarships

The Office of Graduate Medical Education at Children’s Medical Center has established a housing scholarship to support fourth-year medical students from other institutions interested in exploring a clinical experience at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center. These scholarships provide for housing during your four-week rotation and are awarded based upon each student’s academic performance, involvement in extracurricular, service and leadership activities, and stated interest in pursuing pediatric residency training.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please indicate your interest on the visiting student questionnaire required in the application processes. For questions, email Jennifer Rogers at

Application Timeline: 2014–2015 Academic Year
April 1, 2014 Elective registration for UT Southwestern students
VSAS open for visiting students to begin application process  
May 1, 2014 Review of VSAS applications begins
June 2, 2014 Review of international student applications begins
June 2014–March 2015 Once application is complete and reviewed:
-   Housing scholarship recipients notified of awards
-   Applicants notified on a rolling basis of elective availability and to confirm elective choices
-   Once matched to an elective, applicants will receive email asking them to accept the elective slot in VSAS. Slots can only be held for three days, so please accept promptly or contact us if other options need to be discussed.
-   Receive welcome/orientation email with instructions for first day of rotation.
March 2015 Application information for 2015–2016 academic year will be posted (July 2015–June 2016)

Though applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the academic year, visiting students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after April 1, as elective slots for the academic year often fill very early in the scheduling process.