Medical Student Information

Thank you for your interest in the MetroHealth Medical Student Elective Program. We take enormous pride in the training of our medical students. One of our most important guiding principles as a well-respected institution is to maintain excellence in teaching and research. It is here where students can learn the practice of medicine through a progressive team in a renowned working environment. Through more than 25 medical specialties, students are well-prepared for their postgraduate experience. We are able to offer one of the most unique learning experiences with a diverse patient demographic in a group practice setting.

When students choose the MetroHealth Medical Student Elective Program, they are given the opportunity to succeed in one of the best programs in Ohio. Our team provides students with a robust didactic in medicine and works to maintain a great learning atmosphere for all students.

Applications & Eligibility

Applications are now open for Visiting Students on VSLO

2024-2025 Student Rotation Calendar

Applications in VSLO must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of a rotation.

Apply on VSLO


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for Elective and Acting Internship Participation

  • Medical students* must be in their 4th/Final year.
  • Core Clinical Clerkships must be completed prior to participation.
  • Background check, drug screen and health requirements must meet the requirements set forth in the Trainee Background & Health Requirements.
  • Malpractice and/or General Liability Insurance must be provided by the student or their home institution during their elective time. The limits of liability must be no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence/$3,000,000 annual aggregate.

*At this time, MetroHealth is unable to accommodate students from International/Caribbean institutions.

REVIEW THE ELECTIVE DETAILS CAREFULLY to ensure you are submitting application requirements and/or meet any prerequisites. Incomplete applications will not be submitted to the program for review.

UPON BEING EXTENDED AN OFFER, you have one (1) week from the date of notification to accept or decline the offer in VSLO. If no response is received by this deadline, the offer will expire in VSLO.  Please note, being accepted for an AI or elective does not guarantee a residency interview.

IF YOU NEED TO DROP AN ACCEPTED OFFER, please immediately notify us at [email protected].

QUESTIONS? Email [email protected] or call (216) 778-7333.


Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in Emergency Medicine

This scholarship is part of our commitment to developing our workforce to reflect the considerable diversity of our patient population. Applications are due 60 days before the start of the rotation. Apply as early as possible - positions fill quickly!

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