Visiting medical students
Find the fourth-year clinical elective or sub-internship you need to thrive.
Visiting medical students
Thanks for your interest in applying for a clinical elective as a fourth-year visiting student with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. We offer a broad array of fourth-year elective clinical rotations that will enhance your medical knowledge through direct patient care experiences.
We offer two- and four-week rotations. Electives are only open to fourth-year medical students enrolled in medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Electives are offered primarily to clinical campus students. The remainder of the electives are filled on a competitive basis.
We offer electives at our following sites:
- Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.
- Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
- Geisinger Lewistown Hospital in Lewistown, Pa.
Geisinger uses the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program (VSLO) for all visiting student fourth-year elective applications. We begin accepting applications for visiting student rotations in April every year and continue to accept applications through the fall and winter, depending on availability. View our catalog of elective offerings and block schedule via VSLO for available electives and rotation dates.
You’re welcome to apply for a visiting student rotation with us to expand your learning experiences. However, acceptance into and/or completion of a visiting rotation doesn’t guarantee an invitation for a residency interview.
Program Manager, Health Professions Education
Fourth-year clinical electives and sub-internships
- Critical care medicine
- Emergency medicine
- General surgery sub-internship
- Internal medicine sub-internship
- Internal medicine/pediatrics
- Interventional radiology
- Maternal fetal medicine
- OB/GYN sub-internship
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Pain medicine
- Palliative medicine
- Pediatric critical care
- Pediatric gastroenterology
- Pediatric genetics
- Pediatric hematology/oncology
- Pediatric infectious disease
- Pediatric neurology
- Pediatric pulmonology
- Pediatric sub-internship
- Pediatric cardiology
- Physical medicine & rehabilitation
- Plastic & reconstructive surgery
- Pulmonary medicine
- Sleep medicine
- Sports medicine
- Thoracic surgery
- Transplant surgery
- Vascular surgery
At Geisinger, our expertise in health systems science sets us apart as a leading provider of value-based care. With a focus on patient and population outcomes, we are at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge healthcare that prioritizes quality and efficiency. Join us as we revolutionize the healthcare industry and make a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals and communities.
For many years, Geisinger has been not just a workplace, but a true home for me. It’s been the place where I received exceptional training, built a successful professional career, and where I have chosen to have my children and raise my family. The community surrounding Geisinger has been nothing short of amazing, providing the perfect environment for personal and professional growth. I was initially drawn to Geisinger because of the opportunities it offered, but it is the incredible people I have encountered along the way that have made me stay. Geisinger is more than just a healthcare organization; it’s a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others.
We host medical students in many specialty areas to provide outstanding inclusive clinical education. We offer rotations on multiple campuses and harness the educational opportunities from more than 50 residency and fellowship programs while serving over 1 million patients in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Students at Geisinger experience firsthand the innovative efforts that Geisinger is known for in delivering outstanding quality care to a broad group of patients with diverse pathophysiology. In addition to clinical care, students are offered opportunities to engage in medical simulation, didactic sessions, research and innovation efforts, and to become future members of the Geisinger community. We look forward to making better health easier with the physicians of tomorrow.
Frequently asked questions
Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application requirements:
- AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
- Confirmation of passing USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1
- Home institution verification:
1. Completed background checks
2. Confirmation of current BLS
3. Current medical liability and/or malpractice insurance
4. Confirmation student passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1
5. Confirmation of good academic standing
6. Confirmation of OSHA, mask fit test and HIPAA
7. Completion of third-year core clerkships/required rotations
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
- University Park Airport, State College, Pa.
- Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pa.
A vehicle is recommended for the rotations.
If your rotation is scheduled for Geisinger Medical Center, Danville (Central Campus): 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822
If your rotation is scheduled for Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown (West Campus): 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044
If your rotation is scheduled for Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes Barre (Northeast Campus): 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
You may be asked to travel to different locations during your rotation to work with residency program directors and faculty.