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Medical Student Program

We are delighted you have expressed interest or have chosen to apply for a visiting rotation at Providence Portland Medical Center!

International Students: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer International Students visiting rotations for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

U.S LCME accredited and osteopathic medical school students: Medical students from U.S. LCME accredited schools and U.S. osteopathic medical schools may apply for a rotation.

Fourth Year Rotations: We offer the following rotations for fourth year medical students who will have completed their required third-year core clerkships:

  • Medicine Acting Intern
  • ICU Acting Intern
  • Infectious Disease Elective (schedule available in Apr/May)

Core Clerkship Rotation: We have limited Medicine core rotations, but welcome third year students to apply if we have an opening that accommodates your schedule.

Clinical Experience: Medical students are integrated into the day-to-day workflow, educational rounds, and conferences of their ward teams. Specific mentorship is provided on their written and orally presented cases. Additional student-specific teaching sessions are provided by the medical education faculty, the Chief Resident and the hospitalist clinician educator faculty. An emphasis on learning, feedback, and practical experience is a key element of the clinical experience at PPMC.

Rotation Dates:

For rotation availability, please email Sara Engebrethson

  • July 1 - July 26, 2024
  • July 29 - August 23, 2024
  • August 26 - September 20, 2024
  • September 30 - October 25, 2024
  • October 28 - November 22, 2024
  • November 25 - December 20, 2024
  • January 6, 2025 - January 24, 2025
  • January 27 - February 21, 2025
  • February 24 - March 21, 2025
  • March 31 - April 25, 2025
  • May 5 - May 23, 2025
  • May 27 - June 20, 2025

Application Process: Based on the rotation dates above, please combine the applications materials listed below as one PDF in the order they are listed and submit to our clerkship coordinator, Sara Engebrethson.

  1. Clerkship application
  2. Statement from your medical school verifying completion of a background check
  3. Statement from your medical school verifying liability coverage from your institution during the rotation
  4. Letter of Good Standing from your medical school Dean's office indicating you are a medical student in good standing and level of training (3rd year vs 4th year)
  5. Two clinical evaluations (one related to your desired specialty)
  6. Medical School Transcript including GPA and/or class rank
  7. USMLE/COMLEX Transcripts
  8. Proof of personal health insurance
  9. Verification of vaccinations, including COVID-19 vaccine card