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Application & Scheduling

Application Timetable

Clerkship Period Desired Application Open Accepted/Denied Response
September 26, 2022 to January 13, 2023 Open now until 1 month before start date 2 – 3 weeks
January 16, 2023 to June 30, 2023 Now September – October 2022
July 3, 2023 to October 20, 2023 January 2023 March – April 2023
October 23, 2023 to January 12, 2024 April 2023 May – June 2023
January 15, 2024 to May 3, 2024 July 2023 September – October 2023

Application

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and COMP-Northwest Medical Students: Please submit your completed application along a copy of your up-to-date university transcripts (unofficial), COMLEX and/or USMLE Step scores. You will receive a response via email when your application has been received. Please note that calling to see if paperwork has been received is highly discouraged and will only prolong the scheduling process.

Please submit the application here

MD and DO students enrolled in a U.S. LCME-accredited school, COCA-accredited, AACOM member college, please submit your application using AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/.

IMG Medical Students: Please submit your completed application along with a copy of your USMLE Step I score, along with an up-to-date university transcript (unofficial). You will receive a response via email when your application has been received. Please note that calling to see if paperwork has been received is highly discouraged and will only prolong the scheduling process.

Please submit the application here

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for Kern Medical’s Visiting Clerkship Program have:

  • A minimum USMLE Step I score of 210 or COMLEX score of 465 for Osteopathic Medical Students (Students who do not meet this minimum requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • Good academic standing at their medical school (verification by medicine school required).
  • An ability to communicate and are fluent in English (a TOEFL examination is required for International Medical Students). In addition, International students must have permanent residency or US citizenship; or can provide proper Visa documents allowing the right to work in the United States.
  • Must be a 4th year Medical Student that has completed all core rotations.

Start Dates

Please refer to our Medical Student Academic Rotation Calendar to select weeks that fit your schedule

Length

Clerkships are four weeks in length. Visiting students are limited to 16 weeks (four 4-week rotations) initially. Additional rotations may be considered after at least one rotation is successfully completed.

Cancellations

If there is an emergency and the confirmed rotation cannot be completed, a $350 cancellation fee will incur if notification of the cancellation is not given within 30 days of the scheduled rotation.