NYMC Policy on Clinical Elective Requests from Foreign Medical Students
The New York Medical College has student exchange programs with four foreign medical schools:
Tokai University School of Medicine in Japan
Under exchange agreements with these schools, full-time students in good standing in their final year of medical school may be accepted for one or more electives at the College. Electives may not exceed 12 weeks under any circumstances.
The College will not accept elective applications from students from international medical schools, except the four cited above.
All requests for electives from international medical students, from a school affiliated with the College, must be forwarded to the International Student and Scholar Advisor:
Requirements for international medical students:
Foreign medical applicants must also submit the following materials before an elective can be approved:
Visiting foreign medical students are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to NYMC students. Participation in electives is based on satisfactory performance, English language skills, and behavior. Once an elective is approved, no changes in assignments are allowed.
Visiting foreign medical students are not considered degree candidates at NYMC, and student visas will not be issued to them. New York State requires an application fee of $30 for visiting students doing electives at medical schools in New York. If an international applicant is accepted for an elective, the International Student and Scholar Advisor will advise the student on how to apply for a New York State certificate of eligibility for the elective.
NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS ENROLLED AT FOREIGN MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD FOR MEDICINE
If a foreign medical student is accepted for an elective arranged by New York Medical College, the student and the College must apply for approval for the elective from the New York State Board for Medicine in the New York Department of Education. The New York Department of Education regulates clinical electives in this state.
Before a foreign medical student can undertake an elective in New York State, the New York State Board for Medicine needs to issue a "letter of eligibility" authorizing the elective. Before the State issues a letter of eligibility, the following conditions must be met:
The applicant and his/her foreign medical school must send the following documents to the International Student and Scholar Advisor:
The International Student and Scholar Advisor will obtain a letter of invitation from the clinical department at NYMC that has accepted the applicant. That letter should provide the beginning and end dates of the elective, and information on where and when the student should report on his/her first day. The International Student and Scholar advisor will forward the letter of eligibility application form, the $30 check or money order, the invitation letter from the host department, and the letter from the applicant’s foreign medical school to Mr. Ramos’ office.
When the elective has been authorized by the New York State Board for Medicine, Mr. Ramos will send the letter of eligibility to the International Student and Scholar Advisor for distribution to the admitted foreign medical student and his/her home university.
Page updated: June 11, 2012