Applying for the 4th Year Medical Student Rotation

Application Process

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.

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 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 via email or call 617-432-1515.

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 titers. Please read the instructions carefully.

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
Email Hilda


Nicole Dubosh, MD
Clerkship Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Email Nicole

Jason Lewis, MD
Associate Clerkship Director
Email Jason

Download the application