We'd be happy to have you rotate with us. Our elective rotation in Emergency Medicine at BIDMC is affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS). The rotation is offered every month.

Applications for the Medical Student Clerkship are made through the Harvard Medical School Registrar's office. Go to the HMS Registrar's website www.hms.harvard.edu/registrar and look in the left hand column under "exchange clerk program for visiting medical students" to download an application for the rotation. The HMS Registrar's office does not use VSAS.

The BIDMC Emergency Medicine rotation is elective number ME535M.5.

Your application needs to be submitted to the HMS registrar. Please contact Harvard Medical School Registrar's Office, if you have any questions about your application (Telephone: (617) 432-1515; email: exclerks@hms.harvard.edu).

A few important notes about applying for a rotation:

First, the registrar requires that you apply well in advance of your intended rotation -- we suggest contacting them AT LEAST THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF TIME. If you miss the final deadline, please contact us directly at the links below, there may be another option available to schedule a rotation.

Second, if there is an issue about the dates of rotations not lining up with your school's calendar, please contact us.

Third, a note about immunizations, Harvard and BIDMC require proof of immunity. Documentation of vaccination is not sufficient, they require positive antibody titres. Please read the instructions carefully.

Please send us an email to let us know you are interested in rotating with us and will be applying through HMS registrar. We request that you send us a copy of your application to the address below, so we can help facilitate the process.

The registrar will notify you of acceptance approximately one month before the start of the rotation. Do not worry, if you have any concern about getting accepted, any other questions, or any problems, please don't hesitate to call or email.

For more information, please contact:

Hilda Munoz-Smith
Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator


Edward Ullman, MD
Director Medical Student Clerkship

Nicole Dubosh, MD
Associate Director Medical Student Clerkship

Please click on the link to download the application

The Harvard Medical School's Office of the Registrar

Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
One Deaconess Rd, WCC2
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-754-2323
Fax: 617-754-2350