Clerkship Programs

Clerkships are four weeks in length with clinical learning experiences that are structured to allow for institutional academic elective credit to be assigned if desired.

The medical center is institutionally affiliated with the Florida State University College of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine and is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Association for Hospital Medical Education. Fully-accredited residency programs are sponsored in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics (University of Florida sponsored), and General Surgery. In addition, fully-accredited fellowship programs are sponsored in Colon Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology (University of Florida sponsored), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (University of Florida sponsored), Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Sports Medicine (University of Florida sponsored), and Surgical Critical Care.

Various clerkships are offered in the areas of:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery

What Is the Application Process?

US medical students who have access to VSLO must complete the medical student application on VSLO Visiting Student Learning Opportunities, system as provided by the AAMC.

US medical students who do not have access to VSLO may submit a paper application. Applications may be mailed to Graduate Medical Education Administration, 86 West Underwood Street, Orlando, FL 32806, emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (321) 843-1791.

Please note that only students enrolled at U.S. LCME accredited institutions and accredited American Osteopathic Association institutions are able to apply via VSLO. Students enrolled at LCME accredited Canadian institutions or international medical schools may find application materials as noted below.

Orlando Health will charge an application/processing fee of $50.00 per approved rotation.

The application must include a copy of the CV, transcripts, school’s medical malpractice insurance ($1,000,000 occurrence / $3,000,000 annual aggregate) and a copy of current personal health insurance. Incomplete applications will be marked as ineligible and will not be reviewed until the application is complete.

Foreign medical students must complete the same requirements as the US medical students. In addition, they must also include the CIE 701/702 form with their application. If your school holds the CIE 702 Form you are required to have Step 1 and Step 2 completed before the start of the rotation. If you fail to meet all requirements set by the CIE 701/702 Form you will not be able to start the rotation. This form is required by the State Commission for Independent Education for all foreign medical schools. Should your application be approved, final approval is contingent upon the State’s review and approval of this form. This form can be obtained by your school’s coordinator via the Florida Department of Education website.

No Incomplete applications will be accepted.

When Can I Apply?

We will begin to accept applications for the upcoming Academic Year (July 2020 to June 2021) starting February 28, 2020. Programs will not start reviewing applications until end of April 2020.

What Is The Review Timeframe?

The review process timeframe will vary throughout the academic year. However, students should allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks after the end of April 2020. You will receive notification via VSOL if you have been approved or not. For paper applications you will be notified via email.

How many rotations can I complete at Orlando Health?

If approved you are able to complete a total of two rotations at Orlando Health.

What Are The Rotation Schedules?

Elective rotations are scheduled for a duration of four weeks. The following are the dates to be used when submitting your application. Requests outside of these dates will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the appropriate program based upon availability and need.


July 2020 – July 2021

  • July 6, 2020 – July 31, 2020
  • August 3, 2020 – August 28, 2020
  • August 31, 2020 – September 25, 2020
  • September 28, 2020 – October 23, 2020
  • October 26, 2020 – November 20, 2020
  • November 23, 2020 – December 18, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 – January 29, 2021
  • February 1, 2021 – February 26, 2021
  • March 1, 2021 – March 26, 2021
  • March 29, 2021 – April 23, 2021
  • April 26, 2021 – May 21, 2021
  • May 24, 2021 – June 18, 2021

Is Housing Available?

GME will no longer offer housing. Please contact the GME office at [email protected] for any Extended Stay suggestions

Clinical Clerkship Application

Fourth-year medical students wishing to apply for a clerkship position, that do not have access to VSLO need to contact the GME Office via email to request a paper application and must submit the completed paper application with the supporting documents and return it to the Department of Medical Education Administration at Orlando Health via email or fax. If you have access to VSOL you will not need to submit a paper application.

Contact Us

GME Administrative Coordinator, Sr.
Sandra Ingram
(321) 841-5243
[email protected]