VISITING STUDENTS

All requests should be addressed directly to the Clerkship Coordinator, Box G-A222, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Medical Students from Other U.S. Medical Schools

Any student enrolled in an L.C.M.E. accredited medical school may take medical school courses at Brown on a space-available basis. The following stipulations must be met:

  1. The approval of the student's own school is necessary.
  2. A maximum of three course credits is allowed. (Courses include traditional semester-length courses such as Bio 128 Biochemical Pharmacology and clinical electives such as Bio 302 Clinical Nephrology. A "full immersion" clinical course of one month's duration is equivalent to one course credit, as is a single credit semester-length course. Courses may be taken consecutively, concurrently, or at intervals, but cannot exceed the three credit maximum for any individual visiting student.)v
  3. The student must be covered for medical malpractice (for clinical courses) by his/her own school.
  4. The student must be covered by health insurance by his/her own school or equivalent health care insurance.
  5. The student is responsible for arranging his/her own living arrangements, transportation, and other expenses.
  6. Tuition is paid by the student to his/her own school. (No tuition is to be paid to Brown for medical school courses. Visiting medical students who wish to take other courses at Brown University would be required to apply for permission to take these courses through the Brown Learning Community, x3432, Box 1959, be approved by the appropriate Dean, and pay tuition for those courses.)
  7. Scheduling of medical school courses is handled through the Medical School Office of Student Affairs on a space-available basis, after Brown students have chosen their electives.
  8. Core clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, community health, and family medicine (Biomed 301, 390, 450, 490, 510, 540, and 580) are not open to medical students from other U.S. medical schools.

Medical Students from Foreign Medical Schools with which a Formal Exchange Program Exists

Medical students from those foreign medical schools with which Brown University maintains a formal exchange program relationship on a bilateral basis or through the International Medical School Affiliate Connection (IMSAC) may participate in the visiting medical school program under the following provisions:

  1. The approval of the student's own school is necessary.
  2. Visiting students may take a maximum of five courses in a semester though fewer are recommended. Core clerkships are available to exchange students on a space-available basis after selection by Brown students.
  3. Medical malpractice insurance will be provided by Brown Medical School.
  4. The student must be covered by health insurance by his/her own school or purchase such coverage through Brown University.
  5. The student is responsible for his/her own transportation and living expenses and arrangements. Housing may be arranged at the Bowen House (a medical student cooperative living arrangement) through the Office of Medical Student Affairs.
  6. Tuition is paid by the student to his/her own school.
  7. Scheduling of medical school courses is handled through the Medical School Office of Student Affairs on a space-available basis after Brown students have chosen their clerkships and clinical electives.

Visiting students must obtain a "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor" (J-1) visa status from the Office of Medical Student Affairs if they are not U.S. citizens.

Medical Students from U.S. Schools of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical students enrolled in U.S. schools of osteopathic medicine who are residents of the state of Rhode Island may participate in the visiting medical student program under the same conditions that apply to medical students from L.C.M.E. accredited medical schools.


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