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 Dallas. Below is an overview of the types of electives we are currently offering, along with a listing of requirements for individual students to help aid in your decision.

Application Submission Period Information

Applications for the 2017–18 academic year will be accepted from April 1, 2017 until May 31, 2017 for domestic visiting students via VSAS website.

  • Be aware that ALL documents must be submitted for an application to be complete for review. Any missing documents will make your application incomplete. There are no waivers granted on any requirements.

Please note: International students can start their application submission from February 2017 - March 2018. The time frame allows for VISA processing and other minute details that UT Southwestern requires for international rotators. Be aware that ALL documents must be submitted for an application to be complete for review. Any missing documents will make your application incomplete. There are no waivers granted on any requirements.

Fourth-Year Pediatric Electives

Application Process and Requirements


Please review the Checklists carefully.
All items are required to rotate in Pediatrics.
No requirements will be waived 
in either VSAS or International Visiting Student Programs. 

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. 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, contact Anthony Lee. peds.clerkship@childrens.com

Application Timeline: February 2017– May 2018  of the Academic Year
February 2017 International applicants can start their application submission
April 1, 2017 Elective registration for UT Southwestern students begins
VSAS open for visiting students to begin application process  
April 15, 2017 Administrative review begins of submitted applications for Director review consideration - both domestic and international students (Only complete applications will be forwarded for review.)
May 1, 2017 Program Director review of VSAS applications begins
May 15, 2017 Review of international student applications begins
June 2017–May 2018 Once all submitted applications are reviewed, the below processes start:
-   Housing scholarship recipients notified of awards
-   Applicants will be notified throughout the academic year ofavailability and to confirm elective selection.
-   Once selected for an elective, applicants will receive an 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. (International students will receive an email and confirmation via email is required. The same three-day rule applies.)
-   Receive welcome/orientation email with instructions for first day of rotation.
March 2018 Application information for 2018–2019 academic year will be posted.

Applications will continue to be reviewed from April 1, 2017 – May 1, 2018. Visiting domestic 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.

A last reminder - dates are inflexible and requirements will not be waived.