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Rotations for Visiting Students

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

Elective enrollment status: Enrollment for all electives is open.

Note: In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of UT Southwestern students to complete delayed core clinical rotations and recommendations from the Coalition for Physician Accountability released May 11, 2020, the UT Southwestern visiting student program has been suspended through at least August 8, 2020. This is subject to further extension. As circumstances evolve, we will provide further updates here about when visiting student rotations will resume. In accordance with national recommendations, once visiting student rotations do resume, only students from medical schools in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana will be considered and only for exposure to specialties not available at their home institution. Please note that acceptance of students from certain regions may also be impacted by the latest CDC recommendations and UT Southwestern Travel Guidelines.

Before applying please review our FAQ's to help answer some commonly asked questions.

Pediatric Elective Course Offerings

(Note: the 1900 level course are our Inpatient rotations and are highly competitive not all applicants are accepted to these courses. Lastly, UTSW students are required to take 1900 level courses and so tend to fill enrollment quickly. Therefore, choosing alternative courses is highly suggested.)

PED 1901 – Acute Emergency Medicine
PED 1902 – Acute Neonatal ICU
PED 1903 – Acute Intensive Care Unit
PED 1904 – Pediatric Sub-Internship
PED 1905 – Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
PED 2102 – Hematology Oncology
PED 2103 – Pediatric Cardiology
PED 2104 – Pediatric Nephrology
PED 2105 – Pediatric Endocrinology
PED 2106 – Pediatric Gastroenterology
PED 2107 – Pediatric Rheumatology
PED 2112 – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
PED 2114 – Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
PED 2120 – Pediatric Infectious Disease

Block Schedule: All block schedule dates are inflexible and should be considered when scheduling an elective block.

When to Apply

  • Applications for domestic students opens 4/1/2020. All domestic medical student will apply through VSAS/VSLO.
  • International students will need to apply 90 days prior to rotation start date.
  • International students will need to Anthony Lee to get an application packet.

Application Requirements

Domestic Medical Student Application Requirements
International Medical Student Requirements
Application Timeline of Events