Visiting Medical Student Electives

Thank you for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are not currently offering any 2021 visiting student rotations.”

Visiting medical students interested in completing a fourth-year elective with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences are encouraged to apply. The rotations occur during August and September of the 4th year. These rotations are 4 weeks in length and are competitively approved. The rotations are supervised by Dr. Daniel Knoch.

Interested students should submit the following documents to the Ophthalmology Medical Student Coordinator, Judy Cushman, at

  • Letter of Intent (300 words or less outlining why you want to do a rotation with us and your goals of the rotation)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Current CV
  • USMLE 1 Score

Following approval from the Department, the applicant will need to visit the VSAS site (Visiting Student Application Service) and complete the application process. Until the VSAS process is complete, the elective cannot be confirmed and “official.” We look forward to meeting and working with you!

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