Policies — Visiting Students

Washington University School of Medicine provides students with a supportive and challenging environment in which to acquire a thorough foundation in scientific medicine and develop the skills, professional attitudes and personal commitments necessary for the practice of medicine at the highest possible level of excellence. In addition, the medical school fosters a commitment to collegiality and respect of individuality. As a visiting medical student, we expect that you will review and agree to follow the policies for medical students in the Bulletin of the School of Medicine.

Visiting Student Absence Policy

Each student is expected to participate fully in all activities during the elective experience. If a student is ill or has a personal emergency, the elective course director’s office and the clinical team’s resident supervisor should be notified on the morning of the absence. If students find that they need to be absent from their responsibilities while rotating on clinical services, they will still be accountable for meeting all course requirements, including but not limited to assessment requirements, course objectives, and other assignments or required experiences, if applicable. Any absences that compromise a student’s ability to meet these requirements will require a remediation plan at the discretion of the relevant course director(s).

Visiting Student Cancellation Policy

One month’s notice is required for withdrawal from an elective. Visiting students who wish to cancel an elective rotation must notify the Electives Office via email and withdraw the application in VSLO.