International Visiting Student Program

Welcome to the Stanford University School of Medicine International Visiting Student (IVS) Program!

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.

Stanford Medicine is currently offering a maximum of one (1) 4-week elective rotation/clerkship to approved IVS Program participants. The participant can order an official transcript at the conclusion of the rotation.

The IVS Program DOES NOT GRANT Letters of Recommendations.

All clerkships are scheduled by the School of Medicine Registrar's Office. Since Stanford medical students have priority to take elective clerkships that are open to visitors, visiting international students are only scheduled during a specified time each quarter.

NOTE: Only the webpages that begin with “IVS” pertain to the IVS Program. All other programs on the main Visiting Clerkships website will most likely pertain to visiting domestic md students from schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or Education Department of the American Osteopathic Association.

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