Skip to main content
NIH Clinical Center: National Institutes of Health
  Clinical Center Home | Contact Us | Site Map
About the Clinical Center
For Researchers and Physicians
Participate in Clinical Studies



If you have further questions or need additional information regarding Clinical Electives for students, please call (301) 496-9425 or email cc_od_ocrtme_cep@

Clinical Electives

The NIH Clinical Center's Clinical Electives Program offers short term, 4- to 12-week clinically oriented rotations to both national and international, senior medical and dental students. The Visiting Student Application Service, VSAS, is the preferred service for submission of applications from U.S. LCME/AOA-accredited medical school students. For more information on VSAS, please visit [disclaimer] or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878.

U.S. LCME/AOA accredited medical school students who prefer not to use VSAS as well as all applicants attending Canadian, non-LCME accredited medical schools, or CODA/ADA dental schools should submit applications via the NIH Clinical Electives Program for Medical and Dental Students on-line application system.

Answers to common questions can be found under "FAQs" (Frequently Asked Questions). For additional information, please contact Dr. Irena Malkovska at

View the eligibility criteria PDF Logo (40 KB)
View the program brochure PDF Logo (197 KB)

Clinical Electives Rotation Descriptions

The NIH Clinical Electives Program does not offer housing or travel subsidies.

NOTE: PDF documents require the free Adobe Reader.

This page last reviewed on 01/18/2016

Privacy Statement | Accessibility | FOIA | Disclaimer
NIH Clinical Center | National Institutes of Health | Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health        Department of Health and Human Services        USA Gov