Visiting Students

**Update: January and February 2017 dates are available for application. If you already created a 2016 account, you can request an update by submitting a ticket in UserVoice

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 follow the instructions within the application portal: https://oasis.cumc.columbia.edu/public/index.html. Note that requirements vary slightly depending on student level.

  • Part A: Confirmation of Eligibility
    • Register with OASIS based on your student group, and follow Steps 1 through 4.
  • Part B: Institutional Review
    • Required application documents include, but are not limited to: Part A, CV, Official Transcript, Photo, and the CUMC Vaccination Form.
    • 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 TBD 3/1/17 mid-March 2017
June 2017 TBD 4/1/17 mid-April 2017
July 2017 TBD 5/1/17 mid-May 2017
August 2017 TBD 6/1/17 mid-June 2017
September 2017 TBD 7/1/17 mid-July 2017
October 2017 TBD 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.