International Medical Students
NYMC Policy on Clinical Elective Requests from international Medical Students
The New York Medical College has student exchange programs with four overseas medical schools:
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:
Elizabeth Ward, International Student and Scholar Advisor
Administration Building, Room 123
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Requirements for international medical students:
International medical student applicants must also submit the following materials before an elective can be approved:
Visiting international 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 international 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 OVERSEAS MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD FOR MEDICINE
If a international 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 international 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:
Mr. Ramos’ address is:
Mr. Walter Ramos
New York State Education Department
State Board for Medicine
89 Washington Avenue
Second Floor, West Wing
Albany, New York 12234
The applicant and his/her overseas 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 overseas 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 overseas medical student and his/her home university.