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International Academic Institution Exchanges

CCOM Students

The International Academic Institution Rotations provide an opportunity for you to explore a nation’s healthcare practices within an educational institutional setting. These rotations involve participation in course work, hospital rounds, and clinical outreach; plus more and can often be shaped to fit your medical specialty interests. These rotations may be particularly valuable if you are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine or prefer an institutional structure in which to learn.

The Carver College of Medicine currently has institutional rotation agreements with the medical programs listed through the links below. Participation in these rotations is limited to M4 students. Applications are reviewed early in the fall semester of the M3 year.  All international Global Health electives and clerkships REQUIRE participation in the annual Global Health orientation session offered in March. No exceptions will be made. Please plan accordingly.

International Visiting Medical Students

Thank you for your interest in pursuing an international medical student clinical rotation with Carver College of Medicine. Regrettably, we have very limited capacity for visiting students and can only extend invitations to medical students from colleges with whom we hold an institutional affiliation agreement. Completion of core clerkships and eligibility for advanced clerkships is a minimum requirement for program participation.  
At this time, we only accept students from the following colleges who have been nominated by their home program:

  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
  • ​​Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • ​Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of Oxford, England

For additional information on these exchange programs, we encourage you to contact your university's administrative offices concerning student selection for the program. Once we are contacted by the institutional administrator with their selected representatives for the coming year, an application packet with course options for selected international visitors and scheduling blocks will be sent. Visitors may pursue a maximum of two four-week clerkships.

If you are not from one of these institutions, we regret that we cannot offer you the opportunity to pursue a clinical clerkship with us at this time.