Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program


In order to be eligible for our program, all applicants should meet all of the minimum criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled medical student in the final year of medical school (within 12 months of graduation).
  • Must be in good academic standing at an approved medical school.
  • Must have completed satisfactorily the core clinical clerkship requirements comparable to HMS core (minimally, surgery, medicine, pediatrics & OB/GYN). Applicants applying for psychiatry, neurology and/or radiology will be required to have satisfactorily completed core clinical clerkships in these specialties.  
  • Must be in compliance with HMS immunization requirements – HMS strictly adheres to these immunization guidelines. Immunization Compliance Guidelines.
  • Must be fluent in the English language including: conversation, writing, and reading.

Anyone holding an MD degree, or its equivalent, is not eligible. 

Our clerkships are offered in four-week blocks and visiting students must adhere to HMS rotation dates as posted in the calendar.

International Applicants

Due to COVID-19: HMS is currently not accepting international students. The website will be updated as the situation cHANGES.

Please note that the HMS Visiting Student Program is undergoing continuous review and improvement and is subject to change at any time.