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Visit Case Western Reserve University's uniquely urban campus, located in the heart of Cleveland's cultural hub, University Circle. Plan your trip:


To obtain program information, eligibility criteria, elective descriptions, scheduling dates and deadlines, please click on the Quicklinks on the right.

NOTE: Before applying, please refer to the List of Electives (under Electives and Availability in QUICKLINKS, to the right). Not all electives are available to visiting medical students.

Applying for Electives
In the event that your primary selection is filled for the dates requested, you are advised to list two alternate date choices. Your Dean's office must verify all completed Core Clerkships.

Cancellation Policy
All visiting medical students are asked to remember that House Staff and Attending Physician schedules are planned several months in advance. Final confirmation of acceptance into an elective is binding unless unforeseen circumstances make participation impossible. However, in the event of cancellation, please immediately notify the Registrar' Office at CWRU School of Medicine. NOTE: Cancellation of an elective requires at least one month advance notice.

Application Processing Fees
There is no tuition for Visiting Medical Students. A NON-REFUNDABLE application processing fee of $150.00 is required for each elective being requested (total $600 for maximum 4 electives). We accept payment by cashier's check, bank check, or money order in U.S. currency only. We DO NOT accept personal checks, wire transfers, credit cards, or cash. Please make payable to: C.W.R.U. School of Medicine, and reference the visiting student's name on the payment. Payments not made payable to C.W.R.U. School of Medicine will be returned. Full payment must be received with the completed application.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY:  If paying by bank check, cashier's check, or money order, the payment MUST come from a U.S. Financial Institution.  FOREIGN BANK CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  If a U.S. Bank is not available, International Students (and ONLY international students) may submit payment by credit card by filling out the Authorization Form.  Please email with any questions about this requirement.  Do NOT email the credit card authorization form.

Applications should be submitted at least 5-6 months prior to a requested start dates due to the high volume of applications. If you are applying less than 5-6 months prior, please view the List of Electives to see whether an elective is still open before applying. Candidates will be notified by e-mail within 3-5 business days of receipt of the application, and will be given additional information about the status of the application. Candidates will be notified by email as soon as the hospital decision is confirmed.

An application must meet all of the requirements as stipulated to be eligible for consideration. Applicants will be notified of incomplete/insufficent documentation, which may delay processing times. ALL application processing fees are non-refundable. The application processing fee is not dependent on the number of electives that are offered or accepted.

All materials submitted become the property of the CWRU School of Medicine Office of the Registrar.

Please direct all applications, correspondence, and questions to:

Visiting Medical Student Program
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue, Room T-408
Cleveland, OH 44106-4968
Tel: 216.368.3723