Visiting Medical Students

The Medical University of South Carolina will begin accepting applications on April 1 for the upcoming academic year that begins in June.

MUSC offers a wide number of electives and externship experiences to medical students who are in the final year of their studies. Students must have successfully completed the basic core clerkships (Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine) in order to be eligible. All approvals are at the discretion of the department.
Approval notices are sent via email and will include additional information and requirements.

Students Applying from Accredited U.S. Medical Schools

Applications from students enrolled in LCME- or COCA-accredited U.S. medical schools can be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) beginning each year on April 1. Course offerings and application requirements will be available for students to review in VSLO by February 1.

Other Visiting Students

MUSC does not currently accept applications for clinical rotations from medical students who attend institutions that are not LCME- or COCA-accredited.

AHEAD Visiting Student Program

The AHEAD Visiting Student Program is sponsored by the MUSC College of Medicine Dean’s Office, the MUSC Group on Diversity Affairs, and individual departments. The goal of this program is to recruit talented 4th-year students to MUSC who have met all requirements for visiting student rotations listed in VSLO. AHEAD-VSP is open to students from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities, those from rural backgrounds, first-generation college students, members of the LGBTQ community, those from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds, and other students interested in diversifying the physician workforce and/or addressing healthcare disparities in the communities they serve. The following departments currently participate in this program: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Surgery. 

Application details can be found on our visiting student website at: AHEAD Visiting Student Programs


Contact Us

Christine Talbot-Bond
Director, Clinical Curriculum and Visiting Student Program