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MSE : Application Procedure

Winthrop-University Hospital will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on April 2, 2012. To apply to our institution, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates.

For more information on our visiting student electives, please contact: Jennifer Liddell, ( ).

For more information on VSAS, please visit or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878.

How to apply
  1. Students from our affiliate, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, should use the Stony Brook add/drop form to apply for any elective.
  2. Students from U.S. LCME and COCA accredited medical schools should apply through VSAS.
  3. International students should follow the directions on
We endeavor to arrange rotations at least two months in advance. In applying for specific courses, please identify the exact dates of training which you desire. We maintain a policy of accepting only a limited number of students at any one time in order to maximize the educational opportunities. All rotations are subject to prior approval by the instructor.

Upon approval of your application you will receive written confirmation of the course and dates of assignment.

All departments use a standard evaluation form to report your performance. Should your school require that its own form be used, you should ensure that it is forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs prior to, or during, your rotation. You will also be asked to complete an evaluation of each course at the conclusion of the program.

Liability Insurance/ Health Insurance
It is expected that your medical school maintain responsibility for medical liability on you during your assignment to Winthrop-University Hospital. In addition, you are expected to have valid health insurance coverage while on assignment here. Certification of these matters must be documented.

There are no fees required for participation in clinical training at Winthrop-University Hospital.

A limited amount of housing is available for medical students form outside the metropolitan New York/Long Island area, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once your receive notification that your rotation is approved, you should contact Jeanne Schiek in the WUH Housing Office at (516) 663-2036 or by e-mail at


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