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Clinical Electives

The NIH Clinical Center's Clinical Electives Program for Medical and Dental Students prefers the use of VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive applications from students enrolled in U.S. LCME and AOA accredited medical and osteopathic schools. Please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact Ms. Vicki Malick at For more information on VSAS, please visit [disclaimer] or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878.

U.S. LCME and AOA medical and osteopathic students who prefer not to use VSAS and all students attending Canadian, non-LCME accredited medical schools or CODA/ADA dental schools who wish to apply should submit applications via the NIH Clinical Electives Program for Medical and Dental Students on-line application system.

Students attending U.S. LCME, AOA, or ADA schools interested in 4 or 8 week clinical research electives should contact Ms. Vicki Malick at

View the eligibility criteria PDF Logo (34 KB)
View the program brochure PDF Logo (77 KB)

Clinical Electives Program Descriptions

The NIH Clinical Electives Program does not offer housing or travel subsidies.

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This page last reviewed on 01/28/13

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