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Office of Medical Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 2020-2021 cycle, UCCOM will not be hosting visiting students, except for students from Ohio or an adjoining state who meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) students without a home opportunity to experience a specific specialty or (2) students for whom visiting is a graduation requirement (Osteopath schools only) with the expectation that students attend the nearest location offering the needed elective.

Domestic Visiting Medical Students

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine offers electives for medical students from other U.S. medical schools. A maximum of two four-week electives can be taken for a total of eight weeks.

Our senior electives are designed specifically for students who have already completed one full year of in-hospital clinical training prior to an anticipated elective. It is necessary that visiting students first complete all Clinical Core Clerkships before participating in these electives. 

Prospective applicants who have already graduated from medical school are not eligible to participate. Details of the rules, regulations and requirements for this program are included in the UCCOM Visiting Student Policy.

Learning Environment Policies

UCCOM strives to provide medical students with a learning environment that is conducive to their professional growth. In our ongoing efforts to continually monitor and support positive behaviors in the learning environment, we have the following avenues available for reporting experienced or witnessed negative behaviors toward medical students in our learning environments. 

Anonymous Learning Environment Reporting Tool (ALERT) ALERT reporting

Anonymous and confidential telephone reporting line 800-889-1547.

All UCCOM and visiting medical students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook with specific attention to the following policies and procedures pertaining to the learning environment:

  • Principles Guiding Interactions between Teachers and Learners in Medicine
  • Medical Student Honor Code
  • Mistreatment/Harassment Policy
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Grade Appeal Process
  • Non-discrimination Policy

The Office of Student Affairs is available to all UCCOM and visiting medical students to discuss any concerns/questions related to the learning environment. 

Needlestick or Body Fluid Exposure

If you experience a needlestick or body fluid exposure while on rotation, please visit the Emergency Exposure website for the procedure to be followed and refer to the Policy on Prevention of Bodily Fluid/Bloodborne Pathogen Infection and Treatment Following Exposure in the Student Handbook.

Please remember that you purchased the UC Blood-Borne Pathogen Insurance through our student health insurance program.  If you have additional questions after hours, call the Needlestick Hotline at 513-584-STIX (4457).

To Apply:

  • Please complete and submit a Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) online application for your preferred electives and dates.
  • *Waived for AY 20-21*  Remit the one-time, non-refundable Processing Fee of $150
  • For Academic Year 2020-2021, electives will be visible on VSAS beginning April 1, 2020 and open enrollment starts May 1, 2020.
  • VSAS application acceptance offers will be communicated to applicants directly from the applicable University of Cincinnati clinical department.
  • A complete checklist with application requirements can be found by downloading the checklist (PDF) for domestic medical schools.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office at MDRegistrar@uc.edu.


International Visiting Medical Students

All requests for international visiting medical student electives are handled through the Office of Global Health.

View the UCCOM Visiting Student Policy.

Learning Environment Policies

UCCOM strives to provide medical students with a learning environment that is conducive to their professional growth. In our ongoing efforts to continually monitor and support positive behaviors in the learning environment, we have the following avenues available for reporting experienced or witnessed negative behaviors toward medical students in our learning environments. 

Anonymous Learning Environment Reporting Tool (ALERT) ALERT reporting

Anonymous and confidential telephone reporting line 800-889-1547.

All UCCOM and visiting medical students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook with specific attention to the following policies and procedures pertaining to the learning environment:

  • Principles Guiding Interactions between Teachers and Learners in Medicine
  • Medical Student Honor Code
  • Mistreatment/Harassment Policy
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Grade Appeal Process
  • Non-discrimination Policy

The Office of Student Affairs is available to all UCCOM and visiting medical students to discuss any concerns/questions related to the learning environment. 

Needlestick or Body Fluid Exposure

If you experience a needlestick or body fluid exposure while on rotation, please visit the Emergency Exposure website for the procedure to be followed and refer to the Policy on Prevention of Bodily Fluid/Bloodborne Pathogen Infection and Treatment Following Exposure in the Student Handbook.

Please remember that you purchased the UC Blood-Borne Pathogen Insurance through our student health insurance program.  If you have additional questions after hours, call the Needlestick Hotline at 513-584-STIX (4457).