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USMLE Step 1

Student must provide documented proof of passing Step 1 of the United Stated Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Osteopathic students may use COMLEX.

International visiting students may use the International Foundations of Medicine Basic Science Exam (IFOM-BSE) if the USMLE Step 1 is not taken. No waivers, no exceptions! Please include a photo copy of your exam transcript with the application form.


Criminal Background Check

U.S. Citizen Visiting Medical Students: We accept FCRA compliant National Criminal Database Search or Ohio BCI&I and FBI reports.

International Visiting Medical Students: We accept background check reports from the local magistrate/police department in the city and country where you are currently attending medical school.

Please note: Background checks must be completed within one year of the requested elective dates. Some of our Visiting Medical Students have used the following online services with success:

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Visiting Students must submit the Immunization Form with supporting documentation for the following:

  1. Hepatitis B. Series of 3 doses; serology, if available.
  2. Measles, mumps, and Rubella. Immunization or titer. In the case of Measles, if had disease, a doctor's signature is required to confirm office record.
  3. Varicella (chicken pox). If no documented history, an antibody titer to measure immunity is strongly recommended.
  4. Diphtheria/tetanus. Record of booster within the past 10 years.
  5. Polio. Completed series of immunization indicating type of vaccine, as well as, date of last booster.
  6. Tuberculosis. PPD by Mantoux method, with date 12 months prior to completion of Case elective. If positive, chest X-ray results are required. Students who have received BCG vaccine must specify date and may be required to provide chest X-ray results.
  7. FLU SEASON RUNS NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL, and the new vaccine for each year is available in August. If you are requesting a rotation between November 1 and April 1, you may apply without proof of the vaccine but must provide proof of compliance before the start of the rotation or you will not be permitted to start the rotation. THE SEASONAL FLU VACCINE IS MANDATORY.

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Professional Liability Insurance: The School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University requires students to have Professional Liability Insurance (malpractice insurance) covering $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 aggregate in U.S. currency, and that amounts are indicated on the document proofs. Documented proof is preferred when submitting the application, but students can wait to provide proof once they have been accepted for a rotation.

Health Insurance: The School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University requires all Visiting Medical Students to have valid personal health insurance, whether through their medical school or via personal coverage. Case Western Reserve University does not provide personal health insurance for Visiting Medical Students. Documented proof must be provided. Please attach a copy of your medical insurance card, but only if coverage dates are indicated on the card. Proof of Health Insurance must accompany your application or the application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.



Visiting International Medical Students are not considered full-time degree candidates at the School of Medicine. Therefore, we cannot support a student visa for Visiting Medical Students.

Students who currently hold a valid J-1 visa may be eligible to schedule an elective rotation at Case. You may also be eligible to travel to the Unisted States for business on a B-1 visa for stays of 90 days or less. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the appropriate visa to enter the United States.

Once you have been issued a visa, please provide confirmation of the approved visa by faxing a copy of the visa page from inside your passport to 216.368.4621

Go to: U.S. Department of State

For additional resources on getting a US Student Visa, visit this website:



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