Visiting Students

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students to apply for an elective experience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Rotations offered require completion of all major third year core clerkships including Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. 

All applications are processed through the VSAS (VSLO) system.  If you have any questions regarding the electives or application process, please contact Janna Nelson at

Visiting international students please refer to the School of Medicine for more information.


Jeannette E. South‐Paul, MD Visiting Clerkship (JSPVC)

Named for Jeannette E. South‐Paul, MD, Andrew Mathieson Professor and Chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and distinguished PittMed graduate, this program is designed to expand opportunities for visiting underrepresented minority (URM) medical students to explore residency opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).   The clerkship is a one‐month clinical experience for senior medical students who have completed core clerkships.  In addition, the program will connect participants professionally and socially with URM faculty and community physician role models.  JSPVC provides a $2000 stipend for living and travel expenses.

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