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.
Orlando Health is institutionally affiliated with 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 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
- 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 VSOL. 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.
When Can I Apply?
We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year (August 2021 to June 2021) starting April 15, 2021 and the Programs will start reviewing applications starting May 1, 2021.
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 May 1, 2021. 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 can complete a total of two rotations at Orlando Health.
What Are 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.
August 2021 – July 2022
- 08/02/2021 – 08/27/2021
- 08/30/2021 – 09/24/2021
- 09/27/2021 – 10/22/2021
- 10/25/2021 – 11/19/2021
- 11/22/2021 – 12/17/2021
- 01/03/2022 – 01/28/2022
- 01/31/2022 – 02/25/2022
- 02/28/2022 – 03/25/2022
- 03/23/2022 – 04/22/2022
- 04/25/2022 – 05/20/2022
Is Housing Available?
GME will no longer offer housing. Please contact the GME office at [email protected] for any Extended Day suggestions
Clinical Clerkship Application
Fourth-year medical students wishing to apply for a clerkship position and who do not have access to VSLO will need to contact the GME office via email to request a paper application.
GME Administrative Coordinator, Sr