Visiting Students

**Update 2/6/17: The 2017 P&S Visiting Student Immunization Form will be required with Part A submission. Please see instructions below.

Visiting Student Eligibility

Visiting students are eligible for electives at CUMC if:

  1. Currently enrolled at one of the following: (1) Ben Gurion University, (2) International Exchange Affiliation (must be pre-approved by home school), (3) LCME-accredited school in the US/Canada, (4) Osteopathic school, and (5) Sackler School of Medicine New York Program;
  2. Currently enrolled in their final year of medical school
  3. Have completed core clerkships in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and 2 other specialties (including the elective specialty of which they are applying). 

For more information on eligibility for specific electives, please review the OASIS catalog for Visiting Students - each course has a “Notes” section with more information.

Application Instructions

All electives will use OASIS. Please register and follow the instructions within the application portal, here: https://oasis.cumc.columbia.edu/public/register/index.html. Note that requirements vary slightly depending on student level.

  • Part A: Confirmation of Eligibility
  • Part B: Institutional Review
    • Required application documents include, but are not limited to: Your signed Part A and Immunization form, CV, Official Transcript, Photo, and etc.
    • Decisions will be made around 6 weeks prior to start of desired elective month(s). 

Application & Decision Timelines**

Desired Month Opening Date

Part A Submission Deadline

Decisions Made (Estimate)

January 2017 11/11/16 11/25/16 Last week of Nov 2016
February 2017 11/11/16 12/1/16 mid-December 2016
March 2017 Not available to visiting students.
April 2017 Not available to visiting students.
May 2017 2/1/17 3/1/17 mid-March 2017
June 2017 2/1/17 4/1/17 mid-April 2017
July 2017 2/1/17 5/1/17 mid-May 2017
August 2017 2/1/17 6/1/17 mid-June 2017
September 2017 2/1/17 7/1/17 mid-July 2017
October 2017 2/1/17 8/1/17 mid-August 2017

**Students applying to the following subinternships will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in February 2017, must submit Part A, and will require additional materials (CV, transcript, etc) after Part A is approved:

  • NUSR-NS01P **Neurosurgery Subinternships
  • ORTS-OR01P **Orthopaedic Surgery Subinternship
  • OTOL-OT01P **Otolaryngology Subinternship

Preference for these three electives is given to students going into the specific specialty.

P&S Electives Schedule

All available elective start dates are listed in the OASIS Catalog for Visiting Students. Please submit a ticket through UserVoice to request alternate dates AFTER you have been accepted.

Housing at CUMC

During the busy summer months, visiting students can review housing options on or near campus using Rotating Room: https://rotatingroom.com/Housing may also be available on-campus between October through April of each year through the CUMC Housing Office.