New York Medical College

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Student Affairs - Visiting Student Information

Welcome to Student Affairs

New York Medical College, one of the nation’s largest private health sciences universities, is located in Valhalla, New York, just 30 minutes north of New York City. We have an extensive network of affiliated hospitals including urban medical centers, suburban hospitals, and technologically advanced, regional tertiary care facilities. These facilities afford a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities.

New York Medical College offers a variety of clinical and research electives to visiting students in their final year of undergraduate training. The application procedures for these rotations vary by hospital, as some applications are reviewed centrally through the medical school (utilizing VSAS), while others are handled entirely by the individual clinical affiliates. Please see below for additional instructions.


New York Medical College participates as a Host School in VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service of the AAMC, to receive visiting student applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. VSAS applications are utilized at the following affiliates:

► Westchester Medical Center
► New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
► Metropolitan Hospital Center
► Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

Requests for electives at these sites may be submitted through VSAS starting on May 15th. To view available electives please see our online elective catalog. For additional questions, please contact us at msastaff

For more information on VSAS, please visit or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878.


The College has student exchange programs with five medical schools:

Tokai University School of Medicine in Japan
The Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, Korea
Semmelweis University in Hungary
Technion Israel - Institute of Technology
Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico

Students in good standing from these schools may be accepted for one or more electives at the College. Total elective time at New York Medical College may not exceed 12 weeks under any circumstances.

Please contact the New York Medical College International Scholars Advisor, Elizabeth Ward (at or 914-594-4846) for additional details about the application process.

The College will not accept elective applications from students from international medical schools, except as noted above.


Page updated: January 14, 2015