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).
Eligibility: In order to be a visiting student at the University of Arizona/Emergency Department, you must:
- be in your 4th year of medical school at an LCME or COCA accredited program.
- attend a university that has an affiliation agreement with the College of Medicine – Tucson.
- have either BLS or ACLS training that has not expired.
- Pass on USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1; then either have completed or scheduled a USMLE Step 2 exam. Osteopathic students who have completed COMLEX Level 1are still required to take the USMLE exams to be considered for rotation and interview.
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 or other 4th year elective will be offered the opportunity to interview with faculty for any of the three 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.
Applications are processed and offers extended no more than eight weeks prior to the start date for each elective.
Accepted Students: All students that have accepted ED rotations with the University of Arizona COM-Tucson must complete My Clinical Exchange (MCE) for credentialing. There is a $39 registration fee to sign up for My Clinical Exchange. There is a $125 processing fee that is due once the student accepts the University of Arizona's offer.
Housing: The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson does not provide housing for visiting medical students. We have some options for renting accommodations and will provide when accepted.
Great links for living in Tucson and having fun!
- SunTran Bus
- Tucson Streetcar (A great way to get from the University campus to the Downtown and 4th Avenue areas)
- Arizona Visitors Guide
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (A must-see for venomous critters and cacti!)
- Explore 4th Avenue! Pubs, Food, Street Fairs, Shopping, Arts and Crafts and people watching!
- Arizona Daily Wildcat Newspaper - online
- The Tucson Weekly Newspaper - online
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