Michigan State University College of Human Medicine accepts applications at all of our seven community campuses from visiting students interested in our electives. During the 2016-17 academic year, the CHM Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland and Southeast Michigan campuses will be using the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive applications from students enrolled in a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school (M.D. students) or a VSAS-participating COCA-accredited AACOM member college (D.O. students). The CHM Traverse City and Upper Peninsula campuses will receive applications directly from students as outlined below.
Application submission dates vary among our five campuses using VSAS. Please check VSAS for these campus-specific dates. To apply to one of these five campuses, please complete and submit a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. In addition to the VSAS application, we also require completion of this supplemental application. Please download, complete and upload the supplemental application into VSAS.
For visiting students to whom VSAS is not available or for students interested in electives at our Traverse City and Upper Peninsula campuses, below are links to each of our community campus web sites with their respective elective information. You must submit a paper application to the specific campus you are interested in (applications below). Contact information for each campus is located at the bottom of the application.
- Flint Campus Electives
- Grand Rapids Campus Electives
- Lansing Campus Electives
- Midland Regional Campus Electives
- Southeast Michigan Campus Electives
- Traverse City Campus Electives
- Upper Peninsula Region Campus Electives
- Grand Rapids
- Midland Regional
- Southeast Michigan
- Traverse City - Contact Community Administrator at 231-392-8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upper Peninsula Region
Medical Professional Liability Coverage
Visiting students must provide proof of medical professional liability in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
Requirements for Visiting Students
- Have met prerequisites by completing his or her own school's required clerkship in the elective discipline being requested
- Any additional prerequisites will be clarified when the elective is scheduled
- Attained senior status prior to enrollment
- Third-year students may apply if prerequisites have been completed but preference will be given to senior applicants
Some electives may specify required readings, which are updated on a regular basis. If readings are required, a reading list will be provided at the beginning of the elective.
Elective clerkship preceptor(s) will submit a clinical performance evaluation at the conclusion of the clerkship. Faculty are also encouraged to provide ongoing feedback throughout elective clerkships. Additional student evaluations, which will be discussed with students in advance, may include written or oral examinations, oral presentations, papers, or observed clinical assessments. If a visiting student’s school requires the completion of a specific evaluation form, this form should be provided to the community contact person at the beginning of the elective clerkship.
Clerkship Time Periods
Elective clerkships are four weeks in length. MSU College of Human Medicine elective time periods for 2016-17 follow. Requests for dates that differ will be accommodated if possible.
July 5 – 29, 2016
August 1 – 26, 2016
August 29 – September 23, 2016
September 26 – October 21, 2016
October 24 – November 18, 2016
November 21 – December 16, 2016
January 3 – 27, 2017
January 30 – February 24, 2017
February 27 – March 24, 2017
- March 27 - April 21, 2017