The Visiting Student Program has been temporarily closed to visiting international medical students except for those attending schools we are contracted with. We are accepting applications from all LCME accredited American medical school students. For questions and additional information, please contact Rondel Frank in the office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
Information for American Visiting Students
Due to the re-building effort in New Orleans, Tulane School of Medicine WILL be accepting a limited number of visiting students for clinical rotations.
Thank you for your interest in senior clinical training at Tulane University School of Medicine during your elective time. Below is a brief statement of the requirements for visiting students and some general information. For additional information, please see our Clinical Clerkships page, which lists all the clinical clerkships available to visiting students.
We ask that you read the material carefully and return all the requested the form(s) as soon as possible. Please note that all forms are in PDF format, and you will have to download Acrobat Reader to open and print them.
Abbreviated Statement of Policies: American Visiting Students
American and International Visiting Students: General Statement
Tulane is pleased to offer clinical clerkships of the senior year to students of other medical schools, including member schools of the Association of American Medical Colleges and Canadian affiliate members, and upon special approval, foreign medical schools. The visiting student must be a senior in a four-year curriculum when the clerkship is taken and must have completed the equivalent of Tulane's basic clerkships in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology. The visiting student must be in good academic standing at his own institution and must have written approval from the Dean, or his authorized representative, of the visiting student's medical school. The student or the student's school must provide personal health insurance. Proof of health insurance and malpractice insurance must be submitted with the application. International students are NOT required to have malpractice insurance, only health insurance.
Clerkships must be taken in accordance with Tulane's schedule. These clerkships are of one month's duration (see dates below). If the visiting student is interested in a clerkship which is offered at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital, he/she should apply directly to that institution (Office of Graduate Medical Education, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, 1516 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121, (504) 842-3260. The visiting student should notify his/her own Dean of Student Affairs that the final grade and evaluation will be awarded by Ochsner and not by Tulane.
Applications from visiting students are processed after our own junior medical students have signed up for their Senior clerkships, usually between the end of April and mid-May. There is a $100 non-refundable fee for processing the application of students from American medical schools and a $300 application fee for students from foreign medical schools. Please make checks payable to the TUMS Office of Student Affairs, and enclose it with your application. Please note that applications will not be processed without this fee. Students are responsible for their housing and parking expenses and for making their own arrangements. For information regarding housing, please call Housing and Residence Life at (504) 988-6275 or email Bill Coureti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking arrangements at the School must be made in advance. Contact the Tulane Medical Center Parking Services Office (phone: 504/988-5577; fax: 504/988-3795)
1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5187 email@example.com