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International Visiting Student Program

Program Update for Academic Year 2021-22:

Please note that due to COVID-19, Stanford Medicine is currently not accepting visiting international students for the 2021-22 academic year (that is, from September 2021 through June 2022). Applicants are encouraged to check back periodically for any status updates.

Due to the current evolving situation with COVID-19, non-essential international travel is heavily impacted and reduced to only essential travel. This will likely impact programs like the International Visiting Students program. Applicants are encouraged to seek the counsel of their Academic Advisors before embarking on international elective studies. This program does not provide travel related or Visa advice.  

Welcome to the Stanford University School of Medicine International Visiting Student (IVS) Program webpage! The IVS Program is one of many programs with a goal of adding value to elective clerkships by exposing students to an international perspective on medicine. The IVS Program compliments Stanford Medicine’s mission to increase global impact, diversity, and improve cross-cultural education. Review Stanford Medicine’s diversity message, commitment to welcoming students and scholars throughout the world, and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education.

Approved IVS Program participants have the opportunity to take up to 3 elective clerkships for a maximum of 12 weeks. Participants can order an official transcript at the conclusion of the rotation. The IVS Program DOES NOT GRANT Letters of Recommendations.

NOTE: Only the webpages that begin with “IVS” pertain to the IVS Program. All other pages on the website will most likely pertain to visiting domestic students.

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