Visiting Student Clerkships for International Applicants

International Visiting Student Season

International visiting students may apply for clerkships during the months of January, February, March, April, May, November or December.

Eligible Institutions

The Keck School of Medicine provides clinical rotation opportunities for a limited number of visiting international students from our affiliated institutions, LCME accredited Canadian Institutions, and select GHLO participating institutions. International medical students from the following institutions only may be accepted to participate in clinical rotations at the Keck School of Medicine.

Affiliates of the Keck School of Medicine of USC
Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Xiangya School of Medicine, China

Canadian Schools of Medicine accredited by the LCME

Select GHLO Participating Institutions
Inha University School of Medicine, Korea
Katholic University Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Africa
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Nippon Medical School, Japan
Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Dominical Republic
University of Pavia College of Medicine, Italy

International Visiting Student Requirements

In order for a medical student to be placed in a rotation, the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant must be a final-year medical student.
  • The applicant must be a student at one of the institutions listed above.
  • The applicant must be in good standing at their home institution.
  • The applicant’s file must be complete.

Tuition & Fees

  • If accepted, the student must pay $500 tuition per elective.
  • If accepted, the student must pay a $25 malpractice fee.

Application Process

Select GHLO Institutions:
If your home institution is one of the GHLO participating institutions listed above, please apply through GHLO:

Affiliates of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and LCME Accredited Canadian Institutions:

If your home institution is an Affiliate of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, or an LCME Accredited Canadian Institution, you must complete the application at this link: and mail the following in order to apply for a clinical elective:

  • Official medical school transcript.
  • Letter of Good Standing from your medical school. It must include the following:
    • A statement that you are a final-year student in good academic standing, eligible for the elective.
    • Verification of health insurance.
  • Curriculum Vitae

*Upon conditional acceptance, additional documentation and trainings will be required to be completed by the student prior to the start of their clerkship.

Mail to:
Keck School of Medicine – USC
Office of Student Affairs
Attn: International Visiting Student Coordinator
1975 Zonal Ave
KAM 100-C
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Tel 323-442-2569
Fax 323-442-2663

Housing & Transportation

Please note that the Keck School of Medicine is unable to provide or arrange housing, board or travel expenses. No stipend is provided during this clerkship. Although we do not offer formal housing Visiting Student Guide.


International Elective Advisor
Janella Godoy, M.A.
Phone: (323) 442–2569