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Eligibility Requirements

These requirements must be met for your application to move on to the scheduling phase.

  • Must be currently enrolled in Medical School and be eligible to complete away rotations by home institution. 
  • Completion of core clerkships
    • Core Clerkships include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery
  • Passing USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX-USA Level 
  • Good academic standing at home institution
  • Current background clearance from home institution

Application Materials

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Current medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1, COMLEX-USA Level 1 or equivalent exams (see above) score transcript
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from a faculty member(s) at your home medical school or from faculty/physician(s) who have observed you during other clinical visiting electives.
    • Letters should include relevant examples of the applicant’s clinical knowledge and abilities
    • Letters should demonstrate the student’s competency with a clinical environment and showcase a commitment to learning.
    • Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead and dated/signed.
    • Domestic students must upload 1 letter. International students must upload 2 letters.
  • Personal Statement In a brief statement (one single-line page, 12-point font), please address:
    • Your personal growth in medicine since starting medical school
    • Your educational and professional interest in UNC School of Medicine

*Elective/Departmental/Campus Specific Requirements

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine prides itself on the ability to offer a variety of clinical areas for potential 4th-year electives. While the Visiting Student Program has a general set of requirements for acceptance, some departments, individual electives, and campus locations require extra materials (personal statements, Step scores, etc.) to be included with the application to be considered for scheduling.