Visiting Students

The 2016 P&S Visiting Student Application is open for registration. Please note the timeline below regarding the release of start dates. You will not be able to add these dates until the Opending Dates listed below. Please see our FAQ site here: https://psofficeofed.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/105390-visiting-students.

Visiting Student Eligibility
Visiting students are eligible for electives at CUMC if:

  • 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;
  • Currently enrolled in their final year of medical school
  • 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

Application & Decision Timelines

Desired Month Opening Date

Part A Submission Deadline

Decisions Made (Estimate)

May 2016 2/1/2016 3/1/2016 mid-March 2016
June 2016 2/1/2016 4/1/2016 mid-April 2016
Students who wish to pursue months above AND below this line will have to register 2 separate applications. Once we approve your Part A for May/June, you cannot go back in and make selections for July and so on. Please keep this in mind when planning your application to P&S.
July 2016 5/1/2016 5/15/2016* mid- to late-May 2016*
August 2016 5/1/2016 6/1/2016 mid-June 2016
September 2016 5/1/2016 7/1/2016 mid-July 2016
October 2016 5/1/2016 8/1/2016 mid-August 2016
November 2016 TBD 9/1/2016 TBD
December 2016 TBD 10/1/2016 TBD
January 2017 TBD 11/1/2016 TBD
February 2017 TBD 12/1/2016 TBD
March 2017 TBD 1/1/2017 TBD
April 2017 TBD 2/1/2017 TBD

*Due to P&S registration timeilnes, this cycle will be delayed by 2 weeks. Please plan accordingly.

**Availability is not distributed to visiting students prior to placement, and all elective placements are final. Students may not change electives once placed.**

P&S Electives Schedule

All available elective start dates are listed in the OASIS Catalog for Visiting Students, and all electives must be 4 weeks in length.

AFTER approved for an elective, visiting students may contact Course Directors to request slight date adjustments, but should be aware that approvals of such requests are solely at the discretion of the Course Directors. Please see the P&S Visiting Student FAQ page for more information: https://psofficeofed.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/105390-visiting-students.