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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 2023-2024 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.

Application Process: Based on the open rotations below, 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
    F3 11/20/2023 12/15/2023 ICU elective
    F3 11/20/2023 12/15/2023 Core
    W1 1/8/2024 1/26/2024 Core
    W1 1/8/2024 1/26/2024 ID elective
    S1 4/1/2024 4/26/2024 ICU elective
    S1 4/1/2024 4/26/2024 ID elective
    S2 4/29/2024 5/24/2024 ICU elective
    S3 5/27/2024 6/21/2024 ICU elective
    S3 5/27/2024 6/21/2024 Core
    S3 5/27/2024 6/21/2024 Sub-I
    S3 5/27/2024 6/21/2024 ID elective