Visiting Medical Students from International Medical Schools

Thank you for your interest in pursuing senior electives at UT Southwestern Medical School and our University Hospitals.

To be reviewed for a visiting student elective and maximize your opportunity for a spot, please follow the instructions below. All acceptance decisions are made by the department. Department contact information, course information, and availability can be found in the Senior Electives Catalog. Due to the additional time required to process all the paperwork for international students, it is recommended that you start this process 4+ months in advance of a rotation. 

Please note that only the following UT Southwestern Departments accept students from international medical schools.

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Pediatrics


Visiting students may not complete more than two 4-week electives at UT Southwestern.

Application Requirements 
Post-Acceptance Requirements 
Other Information for Students