Our Visiting Student Program provides opportunities for 4th year medical students to do an elective rotation with the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care.

Available Rotations

  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology

Program Description

Selected students will participate in the clinical activities of the chosen department including conferences and other educational activities. Students will receive up to $950 for housing during their elective that may be accompanied by a stipend provided by the individual department to which the student is assigned.* Electives are available from August through March.

At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, we value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success.

Students who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply.


Students must be enrolled as a fourth-year student in an LCME or COCA accredited institution at the time of the elective.

Application Process

Apply through VSLO for an away rotation. Once accepted, please submit the supplemental application for the Visiting Student Program to Program Director, Laura Henderson Kelley, MD, MPH.

VSDP Application

VSLO Application

*Each individual department decides if an additional stipend will be available and the amount of that additional stipend.