4th Year Medical Students

NRSR 4010

Course Name
Coming Soon
NRSR 7000

Course Name
Coming Soon
NRSR 4035

Course Name
Coming Soon

Fees

  • $25 Memo-Application Fee for visiting students – credit card only
  • $10 for a UTHSCSA badge – (cash, check or credit card)
  • Approximately $10-$20 for UTHSCSA parking with pricing dependent on availability and parking spot location – cash, check or credit card
  • $10 for a University Hospital badge – cash, check or credit card
  • Scrubs – no cost as of this year but you will have to follow the process for obtaining scrubs and return them when you leave
    NOTE: Some of these prices vary for visiting medical students

On Jan. 25, 2021, the Coalition for Physician Accountability released updated recommendations on away rotations for medical schools and non-U.S. medical school applicants for the 2021-22 academic year. The Coalition is a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations, and the AAMC is a member.

The recommendations are an update to guidance published on May 11, 2020, entitled Medical Students in the Class of 2021: Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training. The updated recommendations include the following guidance:

As recommended in May 2020, the working group recommends that for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year (ending June 30, 2021), away rotations be discouraged, except under the following circumstances:

  • Learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system.
  • Learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements.

For the 2021-22 academic year, away rotations resume no earlier than August 1, 2021, with the following guidance:

  • First, any rotation with an end date in July or later is approved. For practical purposes, and in an effort to sync with our academic calendar, we are updating the policy to state that visiting students may be on campus after July 1. Additionally, students that are required to complete away rotations as part of their graduation requirements are exempted from this, so we have modified the attestation form.
  • Programs hosting learners for away rotations are encouraged to adhere to May 1 as the date to begin processing away rotation applications that begin on or after August 1.
  • Given the compressed timeline – paired with an inadequate quantity of electives available for completion – medical schools are encouraged to limit approved away rotations in any specialty to one per learner, except in cases where additional rotations are needed to complete graduation or accreditation requirements. Residency programs are encouraged to take into consideration if a learner exceeded the one-away-rotation limit during the residency selection process.
  • Programs may continue to offer virtual electives to provide opportunities for learners to explore the specialty and program.
  • The working group will continue to monitor the information and plans to provide an update to the community no later than April 15, 2021, either confirming that August 1 remains an acceptable start date, or creating a new start date.

These recommendations are intended to add to, but not supersede, the independent judgment of a medical school, sponsoring institution or residency program regarding the immediate needs of its patients and preparation of its learners.

These guidelines can be found here, on the AAMC website.

To learn more, please email Lori DePriest depriest@uthscsa.edu.