International Visiting Student Program

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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