4th year elective opportunities are available to students matriculated at the International medical schools who have completed a Letter of Agreement with Winthrop University Hospital Office of Academic Affairs which include American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Ross University School of Medicine, Saba University School of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, and St. Matthew’s University.
Rotations are offered on a competitive basis to those students who meet the following criteria:
- Native born or naturalized US Citizen
- Native born or naturalized Canadian citizen
- In good academic standing
- Successful completion of required third year clerkships
Students who have already earned the equivalent of the MD degree at the time of the application or by the time of the elective start date are not eligible to apply.
The application process consists of
- Completed application including health clearance (PDF)
- Letter of Eligibility from NYS Education Department (if required)
- Evidence of current malpractice coverage
- Evidence of current health coverage (Including health clearance, immunizations, Negative PPD with lab work attached)
- Letter of Good Standing from your medical school
- Evidence of Influenza Vaccine being administered
- A copy of your Step 1 USMLE score report
- Current CV
- Current photo
- Proof of Citizenship (Copy of Passport or Permanent Resident Card)
All application materials must be submitted to your medical school in one packet, which may then be forwarded to WUH at least two months before your requested start date, but no more than 4 months beforehand. Completed package should be mailed to:
Office of Academic Affairs
Winthrop University Hospital
222 Station Plaza North
Suite 510, Mineola, N.Y. 11501
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
You will receive a response from the Registrar's Office within 4 weeks of submitting the application along with instructions on what to do when reporting to Winthrop.
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 maintains 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 will be a fee charged to the medical school for their students’ participation in clinical training at Winthrop-University Hospital. This fee is included in the signed, letter of agreement, required for any fourth year clinical rotation for students from International Medical schools.
A limited amount of housing is available for medical students from outside the metropolitan New York/Long Island area, on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no housing available from January – July each academic year.