Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students who would like to rotate with the Department of Emergency Medicine should complete an application with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).


Initial documentation should include: Transcript (unofficial), USMLE board scores* and letter of intent. The letter of intent may be brief and should address: Why The University of Arizona? Why emergency medicine? Why Tucson? This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your reason to rotate with us! We also love to hear about any "aha" moment you may have had that cemented your decision to go into EM! Please feel free to send these items directly to Kristina Waters (kwaters@aemrc.arizona.edu) so they may be matched up with your VSAS application after May 15th. EM/Peds candidates should also indicate this choice so we can make introductions for you.

Students must be matriculated at an LCME-accredited medical school. We are unable to accept students from outside of the United States. Click here for the Directory of Accredited Medical Education Programs.

Out-of-state students who rotate with our clerkships will be offered the opportunity to interview with faculty for any of the 3 EM Residency programs: EM Banner UMC, EM Banner UMC South Campus and EM/Peds.  Students who do not interview during the rotation will not be guaranteed a formal interview during the season. Learn more about the residency programs here. Here is how you schedule your interviews with each program: INTERVIEW FAQ's

*USMLE score is required for rotation and interview with our residency programs. Osteopathic students who have completed COMLEX are still required to take the USMLE to be considered for rotation and interview. 

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